L’Etape Slovakia by Tour de France
presented by ŠKODA


Based on the Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) licence, the event is organized by BE COOL, s.r.o. in cooperation with Bratislavský maratón o.z., BE COOL Bory, s.r.o. and other partners


Place, date and time
Bratislava, main race – 22.08.2021, start at 7 a.m. (accompanying events 21.08.2021)

Director and head organizer: Jozef Pukalovič (jozo@becool.sk)
Sports director: Peter Doležal (p.dolezal@bora.com)
Technical director: Peter Pukalovič (peto@becool.sk)
Head referee: Milan Dvorščík (milan.dvorscik@gmail.com)

General information
Public cycling race for road and gravel bikes. Bicycle with handlebars and maximum 35 mm tyre width. E-bikes are not allowed during the race. Transmission radios are not allowed.

Track and Altitude
RACE – 120k, altitude 1500m
RIDE – 70k, altitude 750m

The race is subject to UCI – PART 15 CYCLING FOR ALL cycling rules and these propositions. All participants are taking part at their own risk, the organizer is not liable for any damages caused to or by participants. Every participant must comply with road traffic laws and regulations and respect the police, staff and referee instructions. The organizer reserves the right to make necessary changes to the schedule of events due to unpredictable (vis maior) circumstances.
During the race, every cyclist must wear a helmet and have a technically suitable bicycle. It is forbidden to use headphones during the race (if this is the case, the racer could be disqualified).
The prohibition of using headphones is for the safety of participants and spectators. Every participant must react adequately and promptly to the traffic of accompanying vehicles, staff motorcycles, police, medical and ambulance staff, as well as to other regulations, instructions and interventions of the organizer.
The track information will be available at www.letapeslovakia.sk.

Registration and starting fee
Registration is available at www.letapeslovakia.sk via ticket company predpredaj.sk.
After completing all the mandatory fields of the registration form, you will be redirected to the payment gate. The registration is valid after the payment.
The registration will be launched on 8th April 2021. The starting fees of every discipline are available at www.letapeslovakia.sk together with possible refund of the starting fee.
The organizer has the right to define the maximum number of participants according to the track, participants safety and epidemic measures.
„RACE OFFICE“ will be available near Štrkovec lake from 19th to 22nd August 2021. Additional information will be specified before the event.
In case of a problem with registration, please contact zuzka@becool.sk.

Categories and team competition

Category Age* Year of birth
JM1 / JW1 15 - 18 2003 – 2006
M1 / W1 19 - 39 1982 – 2002
M2 / W2 40 - 49 1972 - 1981
M3 / W3 50 - 59 1962 - 1971
M4 / W4 60 – and more 1961 – and earlier

(*age to 31st December 2021)
Cyclists under 18 years must show a signed confirmation from their representative when picking up the bib number.
In both Sunday races, competitors can participate in the team competition. The 3 fastest men/women teams will be evaluated, while the basis for the final time will be the sum of the times of the fastest 5 team members. Do not forget to enter the name of your team in the registration form.

Starting number and package
Starting fee includes:
– starting numbers
– „Road book“ with basic race information
– starting package L‘Etape Slovakia by Tour de France
– participant T-shirt (for RIDE/RACE) L‘Etape Slovakia by Tour de France
– multifunctional headwear L‘Etape Slovakia by Tour de France
– medal L‘Etape Slovakia by Tour de France
– SMS with your finish time
– on-line diploma available to download and print
– photo shooting at the finish line (photos will be sent to your email address after you tick the checkbox in the registration form)
– mechanical support by official vehicles
– mechanical support by technical stations on the track
– medical assistance on the track and at the finish line
– refreshment points on the track
– refreshment before the start
– refreshment at the finish line
– dressing rooms, depository, transfer of your staff from start to finish
– pick up vehicle to bring you to the finish line
– other benefits will be specified later

Requirement for participation
Registration, helmet, starting number, technically suitable bicycle..

Declaration and insurance
Every L’Etape Slovakia by Tour de France participant is taking part at his/her own risk. The traffic will be regulated during the race. Every participant must follow the traffic rules, as well as staff and police instructions.
The participant should be aware of his/her medical condition before the race by visiting a sports doctor.
Every participant must have an individual health insurance. The organizer is not responsible for any property or health damage concerning the travel, stay and participation in the race. Every participant is taking part at his/her own risk.
There is a possibility to state any medical information at the backside of the starting number (as well as in the registration form). This information will be used by organizer and medical staff only in the case of emergency. You can specify your actual health problems, disease, allergy, ICE contact or other important information in order to help us react properly during an injury or emergency.

Unable to participate – Change of the participant – Refund
We do not refund the starting fee. However, if you let us know about your non-participation till 31st July 2021, we can transfer your starting fee for the next year or to another person (if you have a substitute) without giving any reason. In case of a medical condition, if you let us know till 20th August 2021, we can transfer your starting fee for the next year after receiving a proper medical report. If this is the case, please contact zuzka@becool.sk.
The participant substitution (change of the racer) from 1st August 2021 will be only possible after paying 5€ fee after contacting zuzka@becool.sk. It is not possible to substitute the participant on the race day or after picking up the starting package (with bib number). This must be done at least one day before the race.
The starting number is unique and must not be worn by another racer as the one entered in the registration form. If someone will be competing with someone else’s starting number, he will be disqualified by the organizer without possibility to attend any event organized by BE COOL, s.r.o. in the future.
If the pandemic situation will not allow to organize the race and the event will be cancelled, therefore the participant will have a possibility to choose from these options:
a) the starting fee will be refunded directly to his/her bank account after subtracting 10€ from the original payment because of the administration costs
b) transfer the starting fee and participate in the next year’s event

Classification and prizes
Classification of individuals: The winner is the cyclist with the best (shortest) arrival time at the finish line.
Speed competition: The winner is the cyclist with maximum sprint challenge points.
Mountain competition: The winner is the cyclist with maximum mountain challenge points.
The youngest cyclist competition: The winner is the cyclist with the best (shortest) arrival time at the finish line and is (or will be) 23 and less years old (on 31st December 2021) (year of birth 1998 and younger).
Overall classification (winner obtains yellow jersey) – 1.2.3.
Speed competition (winner obtains green jersey) – 1.2.3.
Mountain competition (winner obtains polka-dot jersey) – 1.2.3.
The youngest cyclist competition (winner obtains white jersey) – 1.2.3.

Results ceremony will take place near the finish line. The schedule will be announced before the race. The company responsible for timing system and overall classifications is VOS-TPK. The performance of the cyclist without a properly placed chip (located on the starting number) will not be evaluated.

Refreshment, dressing rooms, depository, toilets
– Starting line – refreshment before the start,
– Finish line – refreshment after the race,
– On the track.
– Dressing rooms and depository: technical area in the start and finish zone.
– Toilets: technical area in the start and finish zone, on the track (see map).

– Sprievodné autá nie sú povolené,
– Accompanying vehicles are not allowed.
– The participant ensures his/her own service.
– Fix service in the start and finish zone.
– Fix service in technical areas on the track.
– Mechanical vehicles will be available behind the peloton. (Service provided by the organizer can be charged.)
– Medical assistance will be available in the start zone, finish zone and on the track.

The circuit will be partially closed for public transport.

Time limit, withdraw and pick up vehicle
There will be a “pick up” vehicle at the end of the last peloton closing the track according to the time limit. After the vehicle reaches the last cyclist, he/she must withdraw from the race. The cyclist can then finish the race – but he/she takes full responsibility – there will be no traffic regulation nor the track will be secured by organizer.
The participant can use a “pick up” bus in order to take him to the finish line.
The time limit is set to 16 km/h. In special cases, the limit can be modified by organizer and referee.

Antidoping rules
The event respects the rules of Slovak antidoping agency. The place and time of doping control will be specified at the start and finish of the race.

Sanctions and protests
In case of non-compliance with these propositions, the participant may be removed from the classification or excluded from the race. Protests shall be submitted orally/in writing to the head referee no later than 30 minutes after the announcement of results. An appeal against the decision of head referee, deposited by 10 €, must be submitted to the jury in writing within 30 minutes after the official head referee announcement.

Organizer BE COOL, s.r.o. reserves the right to modify and further specify some of the information given in these propositions, in particular in the light of vis maior circumstances. The organizer also reserves the right to terminate the registration of participants with regard to the maximum capacity of participants in the event.
Organizer BE COOL, s.r.o. also reserves the right to cancel or interrupt the event or any of the disciplines of the event in case of serious danger, especially war, bad weather, epidemic, the danger of terror or other attack endangering the safety of the participants or other unpredictable vis maior circumstances.
In such case, the participant has no right to a refund of the starting fee because the organizer has already incurred the costs for the event preparation in the time before the actual moment of interruption / cancellation of the event. However, after considering all the circumstances and quantifying the costs associated with the preparation of the event, the organizer may compensate the participant for part of the entry fee.
Before the event, the organizer will publish a manual and rules of participation and behaviour for participants, the organizational team and spectators in accordance with the relevant epidemic and hygienic rules.

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