2012 USA Cycling National Time Trial Calendar Rules

  
  



USA Cycling Regulations

All race, bike, and equipment standards must coincide with the USA Cycling rule book.

Rider Participation Qualifications

Any rider may participate in the individual time trial events, but only riders who hold an annual USA Cycling license and are members in good standing may compete for National Time Trial Calendar points. Points cannot be computed, back-credited, or provided for any time period where a qualification deficiency exists.

Race Categories

JUNIORS (10-18)

OPEN

MASTERS (30+)

M/W 10-12

M/W

M/W 30-34

M/W 13-14

 

M/W 35-39

M/W 15-16

 

M/W 40-44

M/W 17-18

 

M/W 45-49

 

 

M/W 50-54

 

 

M/W 55-59

 

 

M/W 60-64

 

 

M/W 65+


Race organizers must ensure that they score, at minimum, the above categories in all of their events. Organizers may add additional categories if they desire, as long as all categories listed above are present. Courses are encouraged to be diverse in length and terrain. Courses may also be shortened for Juniors categories if needed.

Scoring

All National Time Trial Calendar races will have the same point distribution, with the exception of USA Cycling national championships. Points awarded per race will be as follows:

PLACE

POINTS (EXCLUDING NATIONAL TT)

POINTS (NATIONAL TT)

1

20

50

2

17

31

3

15

28

4

13

25

5

11

22

6

10

20

7

9

18

8

8

16

9

7

14

10

6

12

11

5

10

12

4

9

13

3

8

14

2

7

15

1

6

16

-

5

17

-

4

18

-

3

19

-

2

20

-

1


To receive points, a rider must both

  1. Register and start a race
  2. finish and be given a scored time

Any rider who "does not start" (DNS) or "does not finish" (DNF) shall be awarded ZERO points irrespective if the race organizer includes the rider or bib number on the scoring sheets. A rider MUST finish with a scored time to be awarded points. Final scoring sheets should be properly notated accordingly with DNS or DNF. In the event of a tie score/time as determined by USA Cycling officials, the points awarded for the tied placings shall be aggregated and shared evenly among the tied riders.

Tie-Breaker: The tie-breaker in the calendar standings will be based on the larger number of higher results (# of 1st place finishes, # of 2nd place finishes, etc).

Category Registration: All riders must register in their respective category at each race. If a rider wishes to compete in multiple categories, they must register for each category individually. Points earned in each individual category are non-transferable to other categories. Example: Points awarded for a 1st-place finish for a 41-year-old male in a Men's Open category race will not count toward his total in the Masters Men's 40-44 category. Only those points earned in each individual category will count for that category.



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