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Rules

RULES AND REGULATIONS

LA TOUR GENEVA TRIATHLON 2021

Article 1 – Organisation

The 31st edition of the La Tour Geneva Triathlon will take place on the 18th and 19th of September 2021, and will be organised by the Association du Triathlon International de Genève, in partnership with OC Sport.

Article 2 – Races on the schedule

Several races will take place during the event:

Saturday, September 18th 2021:

  • Standard: 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run
  • Youth League 14-15 years old : 500m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run
  • Short: 500m swim, 20km bike and 5km run

Sunday, September 19th 2021 :

  • Half-Distance: 1.9km swim, 70km bike and 21.1km run
  • Kidsathlon (aquathlon) 6-10 years old: 50m swim and 500m run
  • Ecoliers (aquathlon) 11 – 13 years old: 200m swim and 1.5km run
  • Discovery: 250m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run

Relay with 2 or 3 participants :

In all race formats (except for the Ecoliers and Kidsathlon formats), it is possible for participants to run the race with 2 or 3 participants. Each participant will have to hand over, in the transition zones, the transponder which will collect the time of each participant according to his discipline.

Article 3 – Courses

The courses of the various races taking place during the triathlon are measured in compliance with the relevant applicable standards.

All races will start at the new Eaux-Vives beach on the Gustave Ador quay. The finishes will be on the quay along the new Eaux-Vives beach.

All registrations are taken online at https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/ until September 15th 2021 midnight (and September 8th 2021 for the Youth League format).

Due to the context, additional elements may be requested from each participant (PCR test, health pass, etc). Participants may also be asked to respect any sanitary measures (wearing a mask, respecting safety distances, etc.).

Article 4 – Race eligibility
All persons who sign up to a race during the triathlon should take part when in good health and having trained appropriately for the event. Thus, it is highly recommended that each participant has a medical check-up with their doctor before taking to the start line.

  • The Kidsathlon (aquathlon) 6-10 years old is open to licensed and non-licensed triathletes born between January 1st 2011 and December 31st 2015.
  • The ecoliers race (aquathlon) 11-13 years old is open to licensed and unlicensed triathletes born between January 1st 2008 and December 31st 2010.
  • The Youth League is open to licensed triathletes or those with a StartPASS, born between January 1st 2006 and December 31st 2007.
  • The Discovery is open to licensed and non-licensed triathletes born before December 31st 2007.
  • The Short is open to licensed and non-licensed triathletes born before December 31st 2005.
  • The Standard is open to licensed and non-licensed triathletes born before December 31st 2003.
  • The Half-distance is open to licensed and non-licensed triathletes born before December 31st 2003.

Participants are registered to the races in the order in which payments are received. The organisation reserves the right to set a maximum number of participants in any given race, once this number is reached no more registrations will be taken for that given race or races.

All registrations are taken online at https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/

If the number of participants is lowered, the rule applied will be that the order of priority will be according to the date of registration.

Article 5 - General Behavior

• Demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times;

• Be responsible for one’s safety and that of others;

• Do not make abusive remarks;

• Do not dispose of litter or equipment along the route (except for refuelling areas or other designated areas of cleanliness). Polluting action, whether intentional or not, may result in time penalties.

Article 6 - Rules per discipline
Headphones are not allowed.
The use of snorkel, fins, gloves, paddles or any other material allowing better float (including pull buoys) is forbidden.

  • General: to enter transition zones, each participant will have to go to a person from the organisation to formalise his return to the transition zone. Indeed, this person will check that the participant has his bib and bib number apparent and that the latter is in compliance in the use of his racing equipment.
  • Swimming: all swimming strokes are accepted. Athletes must wear the swimming cap provided by the race organisation.

Wetsuits are mandatory for water temperatures below 15.9 degrees C and are prohibited in water temperatures above 24 degrees C.
Fixed bicycles (without brakes) and E-bikes are prohibited. The bike must consist of two complete and separate braking systems: a lever and calliper for the front, a lever and calliper for the rear.

  • Cycling: all types of traditional bicycles are allowed: this includes time trial bicycles or mountain bikes, but does not include recumbent bicycles for example.

Helmets must be worn and attached during the entire time the athlete is on his bike, including in the transition zone.

A climb/descent line will be marked at the entrance and exit of the transition area. It is forbidden to ride on your bike before the designated lines.

Drafting is strictly forbidden.

Definition of drafting: drafting, officially known as “draft-sheltering”, consists of a cyclist riding sufficiently close behind another cyclist, a group of cyclists, or even a vehicle, in order to benefit from the aerodynamic phenomenon of drafting.

  • Youth League: in addition to the rules of the La Tour Genève Triathlon, the regulation of the Swiss Triathlon is applied to the Youth League race, you can find the official rules on the following website: https://swisstriathlon.ch/fr/youth-league-2021/

Article 7 – Results

Your official time for your race will be the time elapsed between the start of your race and your passing over the finish line. Ranking for each race will be established as a function of these times. Ranking by age category will also be established. Participants are also reminded that control measures will be in place during the event to ensure every race takes place in fair conditions.

Podiums and Rewards

A list of the first 50 finishers at the scratch ranking will be available for consultation by the participants at the end of the race on the official results board in the Triathlon Village. A prize will be awarded to the first 3 men and women at the scratch ranking of each race. They will have access to the official prize-giving ceremony and to the podium which will take place shortly after their race.

The first 3 men and women of each category will also be able to collect a prize at the information point located in the Triathlon Village. All prizes not distributed will not be sent by post and may be kept by the organisation.

Afterwards, all the results of all the runners will be available on the official website of the organiser: https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/

Article 8 – Age categories

  • 6 to 10 years old Kidsathlon M6-10/F6-10
  • 11 to 13 years old Ecoliers M11-13/F11-13
  • 14 to 15 years old Youth League YLM14-15/ YLF14-15 (Only for the Youth League format)
  • 14 to 17 years old Age category M14-17/F14-17
  • 18 to 34 years old Age category M18-34/F18-34
  • 35 to 44 years old Age category M35-44/F35-44
  • 45 to 54 years old Age category M45-54/F45-54
  • 55 to 64 years old Age category M55-64/F55-64
  • 65 years old and more Age category M65+/F65+

Age category eligibility is determined by the age of the athlete on 31 December of the year of the competition. For example, an athlete born in 2003 belongs to the 18-34 age group because he/she will be 18 years old in 2021.

Article 9 – Registration

All registration is personal and final. No reimbursement will be available, regardless of the extenuating circumstances. In the case of a participant not taking part in the event, no refund is possible, and no transfer of the registration will be permitted.

If you have taken out insurance, you can contact the company Mutuaide directly for reimbursement.

Article 10 – Doping

Swiss Olympic has authority over all matters regarding doping. Tests could be administered. Participants can visit www.antidoping.ch for more information regarding doping.

Article 11 – Bib pick up

Bibs will only be handed over upon presentation of proof of identity and the bib withdrawal coupon provided by the organisation. Bib withdrawal coupons will be sent out to participants, exclusively via e-mail to the address used by the participant in the registration form.

For relays, only one member of the team may collect the envelope containing the timing bracelet, the cap and the bibs.

No bibs will be sent via post.

Article 12 – Time Limit

Time limits are different for each race:
30 minutes after the start of the race (last swim start), participants will no longer be able to enter the bike course loop. Participants who are not on the bike course at that time will have the possibility to complete the run course without finishing the bike course.

  • Discovery distance: 1h30

Any participant who has not completed the course in its entirety will be disqualified from the final ranking.
30 minutes after the start of the race (last swim start), participants will no longer be able to enter the bike course loop. Participants who are not on the bike course at that time will have the possibility to complete the run course without finishing the bike course.

  • Youth League: 1h30

Any participant who has not completed the course in its entirety will be disqualified from the final ranking.
1 hour and 15 minutes after the start of the race (last swim start), participants will not be allowed to start a new loop of the bike course. Participants who are not on their last bike lap at that time will have the option to complete the run course without finishing the bike course.

  • Short distance: 2h30

Any participant who has not completed the course in its entirety will be disqualified from the final ranking.
2 hours and 30 minutes after the start of the race (last swim start), participants will not be allowed to start a new loop of the bike course. Participants who are not on their last bike lap at that time will have the option to complete the run course without finishing the bike course.

  • Standard distance: 4h30

Any participant who has not completed the course in its entirety will be disqualified from the final ranking.
4 hours after the start of the race (last swim start), participants will not be allowed to start a new loop of the bike course. Participants who are not on their last bike lap at that time will have the option to complete the run course without finishing the bike course.

  • Half-distance: 8h00

Any participant who has not completed the course in its entirety will be disqualified from the final ranking.

  • Kidsathlon (ages 6-10): 10 minutes
  • Junior (ages 11-13) distances: 20 minutes

Article 13 – Timing system

The timing will be done by a timekeeper using an electronic timing system. All participants will be given an electronic chip (in the form of a bracelet) which will be automatically initialised at the start line and which will be used to check the regularity of the race at various points along the course. A competitor who does not follow the entire course of the event will not be classified at the finish.

Article 14 - Race bib and transponder (timing chip)

Athletes must pick up their bib before the race and wear it in such a way as to ensure it is visible throughout the race.

The bib must be worn during the cycling and running events or the participant will be disqualified. The participant’s number must be written on the arm during the swimming race. During the cycling race, the bib must be worn on the back, with the sticker on the seatpost and the label on the front of the helmet. The bib must be visible on the rider’s stomach for the running event.

A transponder (chip to be attached to the ankle) will be provided to you when you collect your bib. This is imperative during the entire competition period or you will be disqualified and/or unable to count your time officially.

WARNING - The transponder must be handed in to the volunteers after the finish line. If the transponder is lost by the participant, it will be charged at CHF 50.

Article 15 - Traffic on the course

Motorised vehicles, pushchairs and pets are strictly forbidden on the course, except for those belonging to the organisation.

Article 16 - Abandonment

Any competitor wishing to abandon the race must go directly to a member of the organisation on the course to hand in his bib and transponder.

Article 17 - Insurances

Individual accident: the organisation recommends that all participants who do not have personal insurance covering their physical injuries, in particular those who are not members of a sports federation, take out individual accident insurance as part of their participation in the event.

Material damage: the organiser declines all responsibility for damage (theft, breakage, loss, etc.) to participants’ personal property, even if it is in his custody. The participants will therefore not be able to claim against the organiser for any damage caused to their equipment. It is the responsibility of each participant to take out insurance to cover these risks.

MUTUAIDE cancellation insurance

  • The participant has the possibility to subscribe to a cancellation insurance until 17 September 2021 without any justification. The insurance must be taken out at the time of registration and cannot be taken out afterwards.
  • The participant must click on the link in the confirmation email sent on the day of registration to activate the insurance.
  • Cancellation via the MUTUAIDE insurance will result in the immediate cancellation of the participant’s registration and he/she will not be able to use any of the services offered by the La Tour Geneva Triathlon organisation.

Article 18 – Environmental Sustainability

Participants are asked to respect the environment before, during and after the race by using the bins and recycling facilities provided.

Article 19 – Image Rights

When entering the event, each competitor expressly authorises La Tour Geneva Triathlon (or its beneficiaries) to use or have used or reproduced his or her name, image, voice and sporting performance in the context of the event with a view to any direct or derivative use of the event, on any medium, throughout the world, by all means known or unknown to date, and for the entire duration of the protection currently granted to these direct or derivative uses by the legislative or regulatory provisions, the judicial and/or arbitration decisions of any country as well as by current or future international conventions, including for any extensions that may be made to this duration.

Article 20 – Data protection

In line with the federal law on data protection from June 19th 1992, you have the right to access and rectify any personal data you provide.

Article 21 – Cancellation of the event

The organisation reserves the right to change the race program up to the day of the race.

If the September event is cancelled for reasons of force majeure (including bad weather) or for reasons beyond the control of the organisation, no refund will be made.

Article 22 – Communications from the organiser

The participant agrees to receive newsletters and other communications from the organiser relating to other sports events the organiser manages.

Participation in the La Tour Geneva Triathlon implies the acceptance of all articles in the above race regulation.

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