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Registrations are now open! See you on 16-17 July, 2022

Rules

RULES AND REGULATIONS

LA TOUR GENEVA TRIATHLON 2022

Article 1 – Organisation

The 32nd edition of the La Tour Geneva Triathlon will be organized on July 16 and 17, 2022 by the Geneva International Triathlon Association, in partnership with OC Sport Suisse Sàrl.

Article 2 – Race Programme

Different races are on the program of the event:

Saturday, July 16, 2022:

  • Standard: 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run
  • Discovery: 250m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run
  • Short: 500m swim, 20km bike and 5km run

Sunday, July 17, 2022:

  • Half-Distance: 1.9km swim, 90km* bike and 21.1km run
  • Kidsathlon (aquathlon) 6-10 years old: 50m swim and 500m run
  • Écoliers (aquathlon) 11-13 years old: 200m swim and 1.5km run

*Subject to change

Relay with 2 or 3 participants

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

Article 3 - Course

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

The routes of the different events can be consulted on :

https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/

The organisation reserves the right to modify the schedules and/or the routes until the day before the event.

Article 4 - Registration

Any person entering one of the races of the La Tour Geneva Triathlon must be well trained and in good health. It is therefore strongly recommended that each participant undergo a medical check-up and seek the advice of a doctor before starting.

  • The Kidsathlon (aquathlon) 6-10 years old is open to licensed and non-licensed triathletes, born between January 1st 2012 and December 31st 2016.
  • The Écoliers race (aquathlon) 11-13 years old is open to licensed and unlicensed triathletes born between January 1st 2009 and December 31st 2011.
  • The Discovery is open to licensed and unlicensed triathletes born before December 31, 2008.
  • The Short is open to licensed and non-licensed triathletes born before December 31, 2006.
  • The Standard is open to licensed and unlicensed triathletes born before December 31, 2004.
  • The Half-distance is open to licensed and unlicensed triathletes born before December 31, 2004.

Participants are registered in the order of receipt of payment. However, a maximum number of runners per race may be set by the organization. Once this maximum number is reached, registrations will not be taken into consideration.

Registrations can be made by internet on the website until July 13th 2022 midnight:

https://www.latourgenevetriathlon.ch/

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

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

Article 5 - General behaviour

  • Show good sportsmanship at all times;
  • Be responsible for your own safety and that of others;
  • Do not use abusive language;
  • Do not litter or throw equipment along the course (except at the feed zones or other designated clean-up areas). Polluting actions, intentionally or not, may result in time penalties.


Article 6 - Rules by discipline

  • General : to enter the transition zone, each participant will have to present himself to a member of the organization in order to formalize his entry. He will check that the participant has his number with his visible number and that he is in conformity with the use of his race equipment.

Headphones are not allowed.

  • Swimming: All swimming styles are allowed. Wearing the official swimming cap, provided by the organization, is mandatory.

  • The use of snorkels, fins, gloves, paddles or any other equipment to help you float (pull buoys) is not permitted.

Wearing a wetsuit is mandatory when the water temperature is 15.9°C or less and is forbidden if the water temperature is over 22°C.
Fixies (without brakes) and E-bikes are not allowed. This bike must have two complete and separate braking systems: a lever and caliper for the front, a lever and caliper for the rear.

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

A helmet must be worn at all times while the athlete is in possession of the bicycle, including the transition area.

A line of ascent and descent will be clearly marked at the entrance and exit of the transition area.

It is mandatory to get off the bike at the designated descent line.

Drafting is strictly forbidden and sanctions may be taken in case of non-compliance with this rule.

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

Article 7 - Rankings

Your official race time will be the time between the start of your race and your crossing the finish line. The ranking will be established with these times.

A classification by age category will also be established. It is reminded that controls will be carried out during the event to ensure perfect conditions of regularity of the race.

Podiums and Awards

The first 3 and the first 3 of the scratch classification of each race will be awarded a prize. They will have access to the official prize-giving ceremony and to the podium which will take place shortly after their race.

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

Article 8 - Categories

6 to 10 years old Kidsathlon M6-10/F6-10

11 to 13 years old Schoolboys M11-13/F11-13

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 of age Age category M65+/F65

Age category membership is determined by the age of the athlete on December 31 of the year of the competition. For example, an athlete born in 2004 belongs to the age category 18 to 34 because he will be 18 years old in 2022.

Article 9 - Commitment

All entries are personal, firm and final, and cannot be reimbursed for any reason whatsoever. In case of non-participation, no refund or transfer will be made.

If you have subscribed to the insurance, you can directly contact the Mutuaide company to be reimbursed.

Article 10 - Doping

The Swiss Olympic regulations concerning doping apply to the event. Tests may be carried out. Participants can consult the information concerning doping on the website: www.antidoping.ch

Article 11 - Bib collection

The bibs will only be collected on presentation of an identity document and the collection form provided by the organisation. This withdrawal form will be sent, exclusively by email, to the email address mentioned by the runner at the time of his registration.

For the relays, only one member of the team will be able to collect the envelope containing the timing bracelet, the hat and the numbers.

No bib numbers will be sent by post.

Article 12 - Race times

The time limits for each race are as follows

  • Discovery format: 1h30

30 minutes after the start of the race (last swim start), participants will not be able to start on the bike course loop. Participants who are not on the bike course at that time will have the possibility to do the run course without finishing the bike course.

Any participant who has not completed the entire course will be downgraded in the final ranking.

  • Short format: 2h30

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 this time will have the option of doing the run course without finishing the bike course.

Any participant who has not completed the entire course will be downgraded in the final ranking.

  • Standard format: 4h30

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 of doing the run course without finishing the bike course.

Any participant who has not completed the entire course will be downgraded in the final ranking.

  • Half-distance format: 8h00


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 this time will have the option of doing the run course without finishing the bike course.

Any participant who has not completed the entire course will be downgraded in the final ranking.

  • Kidsathlon 6-10 years old: 10 minutes
  • Écoliers 11-13 years old: 20 minutes

Article 13 - Timing

The timing will be done by a timekeeper using a timekeeping system. All participants will be given an electronic chip (in the form of a bracelet) which will be automatically initialised at the starting line and which will serve as a control of the regularity of the race at various points of the course. A competitor who does not follow the entire route of the event will not be classified at the finish. This can also be controlled by intermediate control mats on the course.

Article 14- Wearing the number and transponder

The athlete must pick up his number before the race and display it in a visible and distinct manner throughout the competition.

The wearing of the number is compulsory during the cycling and the running race under penalty of disqualification. The participant’s number must be written on the arm during the swimming part. During the cycling part, the number must be worn on the back, with the sticker on the seatpost and the label on the front of the helmet. The number must be visible on the runner’s belly for the run course.

A transponder (chip to be attached to the ankle) will be provided to you when you pick up your number. It is imperative during the entire competition period or you will be disqualified and/or will not be able to count your time officially.

ATTENTION - The transponder must be given to the volunteers after the finish line. In case of loss of the transponder by the participant, it will be charged 30 CHF.

Article 15 - Traffic on the course

Motorised vehicles, strollers and pets are strictly forbidden on the course, except those of the organisation.

Article 16 - Withdrawal

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 - Insurance

Individual accident : the organisation recommends to all participants who do not have personal insurance covering their physical injuries, especially those who are not members of a sports federation, to take out an individual accident insurance policy for their participation in the event.

Material damage: the organizer declines all responsibility in case of damage (theft, breakage, loss, ...) suffered by the participants’ personal belongings, even if he has custody of them. The participants will not be able to turn against the organizer 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 cancellation insurance until July 14, 2022. 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.

- For any claim or question concerning the MUTUAIDE cancellation insurance, please contact directly [email protected]

Cancellation via the MUTUAIDE insurance will result in the immediate cancellation of the registration and the participant will not be able to use any of the services offered by the La Tour Geneva Triathlon organisation. The subscription to the MUTUAIDE insurance creates a contract between the participant and the MUTUAIDE insurance but does not commit the organiser.

Article 18 - Respect of the environment

Participants are required to have an attitude of preservation of the environment, natural areas and biodiversity before, during and after the race and to use the areas provided for waste sorting. Sanctions may be taken in case of non-compliance.

Article 19 - Image rights

When entering the event, each competitor expressly authorizes the Organization / the organizer and its partners to use or have used or reproduced his name, his image, his voice and his sports performance in the context of the event for any direct or derivative use of the event and this, on any medium, worldwide, 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

Personal data concerning Swiss citizens are governed by the Federal Law on Data Protection (LPD) dated June 19, 1992. The persons concerned have a right of access and rectification to the personal data concerning you which can be exercised at the following email address: [email protected].

Personal data concerning European citizens are governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) dated 27 April 2016 and entered into force on 25 May 2018. The Geneva International Triathlon Association and OC SPORT SUISSE Sàrl process personal data for the following purposes:

- Registration and management of Triathlon participants;

- Newsletter;

- Publication of results.

The legal basis for this processing is consent and the legitimate interest in the organisation and smooth running of the event.

The data collected will only be communicated to the Geneva International Triathlon Association and to OC SPORT SUISSE Sàrl.

You may access your data, rectify it, request its deletion or exercise your right to limit the processing of your data. To exercise these rights or if you have any questions about the processing of your data under this scheme, you can contact [email protected]

For more information on your rights or if you wish to make a complaint because you believe that your rights have not been respected after contacting us, you can contact the competent supervisory authority in your country.

Article 21 - Cancellation of the event

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

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

Article 22 - Communications from the organizer

The participant authorises the organiser to send him/her newsletters and various communications related to other sporting events organised by the organiser.

Participation in the La Tour Geneva Triathlon implies the express acceptance by each competitor of these rules.

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