Results and Rankings Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Riders FAQs
Promoters FAQs

Riders
Q. Why aren't all of my race results appearing?
A. All promoters are encouraged to submit race results to USA Cycling, however, at this time USA Cycling does not make this a requirement to sanction an event. Please feel free to let your race promoter know that you would like to have your race results submitted to USA Cycling.
 
Q. My name is listed, so why am I not receiving points for this race?
A. There are a few possible reasons for this:
  • If your membership rider license is expired, your ranking will not appear. Be sure to always renew your license to keep your rankings active!
  • If you were racing on a one-day license and did not have an annual license when you raced, the promoter would not have had a number to include with your name.
  • If you change categories, your previous category ranking will not be reflected in the rankings report. The ranking system utilizes a calculation to determine ranking points, and a value of that calculation is based on your current category. Once your category changes, the result of the equation is different.
  • There must be at least 3 competitors in a women's category and 5 competitors in a men's category before points can be applied.
  • Your license number may not be listed. If your license number is incorrect or not listed, the points from that race will not be applied to your ranking. Please e-mail rankings@usacycling.org to have your license number added; be sure to include your name, the name and location of the race and your license number.
 
Q. How are the rankings calculated?
A. Please read the Mountain and USCF rankings technical explanations for a complete description of the rankings calculations.
 
Q. How do I know which events will submit results?
A. You can go to the Event Search page to find your event. Promoters that have agreed to submit results will have the rankings logo beside their event listings. NRC, LAJRS, AMBC, NMBS, ADJMTB, and state championship races are now required to submit race results to USA Cycling.
 
Q. How do I know which races are being used to calculate my ranking?
A. The results with the three lowest point values are averaged together to determine your ranking. If you do not have three ranked results yet, then the maximum point value for your category is used for the missing results.
 
Promoters
Q. How do I submit my race results?
A. Please complete the Results and Rankings Agreement. The form is automatically set to e-mail the Results & Rankings Coordinator, or you can print the agreement and fax or mail it to USA Cycling. You will receive instructions as you proceed.
 
Q. What format do I need to use?
A. The format for NORBA and USCF are quite similar. You do not need to submit the results in this exact order, but the headings must correspond with that column's information.
 
Q. What races get ranked?
A. For NORBA, Downhill and Cross Country are rankable events. For USCF, Road Races, Criteriums, Individual Time Trials and Stage Races are rankable events.
 
Q. Can I post results for a race that is not a rankable event?
A. Yes! Simply list the discipline (i.e. "Short Track") in the discipline column, and it will post the results without applying points to riders' rankings.
 
Q. How many places can I list?
A. USA Cycling's system can handle up to 990 places per race. Considering the benefit that your results are to riders, please post all of the results when possible.
 
Q. How do I post series results that are under the same permit?
A. The results posting format lists dates separately, so you will be able to add additional dates to the same permit as the races occur. Be sure to indicate "append" instead of "replace" when you post additional dates or results.
 
Q. What if I run the same category of riders in more than once at the same race - (i.e. two groups of category 5)?
A. You will need to differentiate these groups of riders. The class column is flexible -- you can list the first race as "Group 1" and the other as "group 2" (in the class column). If these two groups are not differentiated, your results post will have one category 5 list with two first places, two second places, etc.
 
Q. How will the system rank a combined category such as, Cat1/2/3 - Men - Master - 30-39?
A. USCF races should be run by category OR by master age groups. If they are listed together, the system will give rank points based on the category, not the master age group, for the race. If masters would like to race in their category, they will receive ranking points under their category. If 'Master' is the category for master groups, they will receive points under their age group in the master ranking.
 
Q. Can I use my own results software application to submit results?
A. There are many promoters who have developed their own custom software application for event registration and results. As long as this program can output the data needed for our results format, this is acceptable. If you run your own software package and would like access to the current membership database please send an e-mail to rankings@usacycling.org. This database does not contain phone numbers, home or e-mail addresses.
 
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