OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Individual Time Trial

OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Individual Time Trial

Time Trial

Singapore

30 Jun 2019

It’s time to see who the fastest individuals are in Singapore. In an individual ITT there is no hiding, it’s pure power, stamina and de...

OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Individual Time Trial

Time Trial

Singapore

30 Jun 2019

It’s time to see who the fastest individuals are in Singapore. In an individual ITT there is no hiding, it’s pure power, stamina and determination that will win the day.


Date:  30 June 2019


Categories:

Para, Licensed & Sports


Car Parking:

$10 - Pay on the Day


Registration Closes 16 June

Limited slots left

Details

Details

A Message from Singapore Cycling Federation

For participants of the LICENSED categories,

Singapore Cycling Federation is conducting a mandatory license check and riders' briefing on Saturday, 29 June 2019, between 1 to 4pm at the SIRC Seminar Room, behind Shimano Cycling World. Race number tags will also be issued on Saturday.

If you are unable to make it for the license check and safety briefing on Saturday due to unforeseen reasons, you can get your fellow club rider, team manager or another rider to do so on your behalf. He/she will also be able to collect your race number tag for you.

For participants of SPORT categories,

License check and riders briefing are not applicable to you. Race number tags will be issued on race day (Sunday).

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In 2019 the Individual Time Trial (ITT) will see riders challenging each other over a proposed 32.8km course (22.8km for Junior B), that is flat and fast. The event is a great reflection of the strong cycling community Singapore has with categories for para-cyclists, sports and elite (licensed) cyclists.

Para Cyclists

This year para cyclists will be competing in hand cycling, para bicycle, trike and tandem.

  • Hand Cycling         1 Lap
  • Para Bicycle           1 Lap
  • Trike                       1 Lap
  • Tandem                  2 Lap

Sports Category (No License / Non UCI Compliant Bike)

  • Women's Open      3 Laps
  • Men's Open           3 Laps

With a longer road closure this year, there is an opportunity for a Sport's Open (19yrs +) category in both male and female. Please note that a license is NOT required for this category however you should have your own insurance or purchase the SCF Day insurance for $15. Your bicycle setup does not need to be UCI compliant either.

Licensed Elite Categories

Elite categories requiring a license and UCI compliant bike are:

  • Junior B                 13-16yrs (gear locked)                2 Laps
  • Junior A                 17-18yrs (gear locked)                3 Laps
  • Under 23               19-22yrs                                      3 Laps
  • Elite                       23yrs+                                         3 Laps
  • Masters                 35-44yrs                                       3 Laps
  • Supermasters       45-54yrs                                       3 Laps
  • Veterans                55yrs+                                         3 Laps
Summary

OCBC Cycle National Championships Individual Time Trial

Sunday, 30 June 2019 – 6:45am – 2:00pm

Tanah Merah Coast Road : (Road Closed from 5:30am)

WELCOME

Thank you again for signing up to the OCBC Cycle National Individual Time Trial Championships 2019. Please read this race briefing carefully so that you know what is expected on the day.


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PRE-RACE BIKE CHECKSSIRC Seminar Room

If you are unsure whether your bike or setup is UCI compliant, SCF will have their JIG setup at:

  • SIRC Seminar Room, Sportshub
    29th June 2019, 1pm to 4pm

Please note - All bikes (excluding Para and Sport) will be checked by the Commissaires on race day itself. If you are unsure, get your bike checked before race day to avoid disqualification or missing your start time due to last minute mechanical changes. Riders in the Sport category maybe subject to random Commissaire checks on hydration equipment and attire.

RACE BRIEFING & KIT COLLECTION (Excluding Timing Chip)

SIRC Seminar Room, Sportshub
29th June 2019, 1pm to 4pm

Race Briefings Sessions (same briefing) will be held at:

  • Session 1: 2:00 to 2:30pm
  • Session 2: 3:30 to 4:00pm

Key Collection Points:

  1. To collect your Race Kit (excluding timing chip), please present your SCF Licence along with your NRIC or some form of identification (such as your passport)
  2. Team managers can collect on behalf of others in the team (please ensure the correct number is given to each individual)

Kit Components:

  1. Place the bike sticker on your seat post
  2. Place the bib (4 safety pins provided) on the lower left of the back

RACE DAY - GETTING THERE & GETTING READY

Please note that the Start / Finish is at the Changi Exhibition Centre end of Tanah Merah Coast Road.

Car Park: 9 Aviation Park Road, SG 498760, GPS: 1.364952, 104.016709

Carpark

Points to Note

  • We have secured 100 car parks as shown in the image above.
  • Entry is $10 per vehicle (to cover the fees charged) - Please have your $10 ready (unless you have pre-paid)
  • Please park only were stated / other areas are subject to tow away.
  • Please check you have your race numbers and timing chip secured
  • Warm up outside of the course on adjacent roads or away from the ITT course (be careful)

Race Chip Collection

  • Race Chips can be collected from Sign In Tent.
  • All riders must sign-in for the race on race day itself.
  • Race chips should be placed on either side of the fork as low as possible.
    • Please IMMEDIATELY return your chip after your race
    • Lost timing chips will incur a $100 replacement fee applies

     

     

    START AREA

    TEAM SUPPORT TENTS

    • Team tents can be dropped off at the start of the closed section of road
    • Vehicles can only drop off – no parking other than approved carparks
    • Please dispose of all your rubbish and take it with you (There are no bins at the carpark)

    MEDICS / HYDRATION AND FOOD

    • We have two medics / ambulance teams for this event
    • Please seek the medics team assistance if you have any medical issue
    • If you are feeling faint, tired or have chest pains, please do not race and consult the medics
    • There are limited waters provided free of charge for cyclists. Please dispose of your rubbish
    • There are no food outlets nearby so please bring your own food / refreshments
    • There are portaloos on site - one dedicated to the ladies (guys take note) as well as one for Para cyclists

    MECHANIC / MECHANICALS

    • There will be a mechanic on hand for small issues or for UCI adjustments to your bike
    • Please don't rely on the bike mechanic for known adjustments (have your bike ready) as he might be busy with others and your race time will not be held.
    • There are no neutral wheels or bike mechanics on the race course.
    • There is no retrial if you experience a mechanical during your race.
    • Please come prepared with a spare tube just in case you puncture before your race.

     

    PRIZE GIVING

    SCF will present medals to the top 3 individuals in each race category. In addition, the top Singaporean rider will also be presented a Singapore Champion's Jersey (providing they have an annual UCI license)*. There is no Singapore Champion's Jersey for Sport or Para.

    Details of Prize Giving times will be updated in the schedule page.

    * All SCF Annual licenses have been upgraded to UCI.

     

     

    WEATHER

    In the event of thunderstorms / lightening, the event maybe delayed, postponed or cancelled. If the weather looks bad, please check Cycosports Facebook for updates.

    In the case of severe weather that impacts the program, the commissaires may decide:

    Shorter Course - Results

    If an age group wave is neutralised by the weather with some individuals failing to complete, and all participants in the age group wave have completed either one or two laps of the course, the commissaires have the option to award placings based on the number of completed laps of all riders.

     

    Shortened the Start Gaps to 30 Seconds

    In the event of bad weather the Commissaires may choose to reduce the start gap of selected waves to 30 seconds. This will mean more riders on the course and riders should take extra care and safety overtaking.

     

    Cancel Age Groups Completely

    In the case of severe weather where there is not enough time to complete all age waves, the commissaires, as a last option, may choose to completely cancel selected aged groups. Please note that international UCI categories of Junior A, Under 23 and Open will take priority. The decision to cancel an age group will be that of the Commissaires and their decision shall be final.

    Please note there is no refund for cancelation due to weather.

    THE COURSE

    The Course

    The course is a flat 5km road with a U-Turn. Each lap (there and back) is approximately 10.8km. Depending on your age group/discipline, riders will complete 3 full laps (approx 32.8km), 2 full laps (approx 22.8km) or 1 lap (10.8km).

    START / FINISH

    The Start / Finish area is located at the junction of Tanah Merah Coast Road and Aviation Park Staging Ground. Please allow sufficient time to get to the Start Area.

    Start


    ONE RULE - KEEP LEFT

    While riding the course there is basically one rule which is keep left. There are three lanes closed with the middle lane as a buffer between riders travelling in opposite directions. The left hand cycle lane will be used by the Moto Commissaire(s) and Ambulances.

    KeepLeft

    Middle

     

    U-TURN

    The U-turn is located just before the Changi Naval Base Intersection. A Marshall will help signal the U-Turn. Please proceed around the outside of the cones. A timing box will record your turning / split time for each lap. Note: A second ambulance will also be stationed at the U-Turn.

    UTurn


     

    RACE RULES / DRAFTING

    Bikes / Equipment Allowed

    • ALL ELITE CATEGORIES – Full UCI regulations apply for bike setup. More Details Here
    • Fully covered disc wheels are allowed on the rear providing they are UCI compliant.
    • Disc-Brake Bikes are allowed in this event across all categories.
    • Y-Forked aerobars with one-piece armrest are not allowed.
    • Juniors A&B - On your highest gear your maximum wheel travel should not exceed 7.93m (52x14 on 700c/23mm tires). A rollout station will be used by the commissaires to check this.
    • Bike checks will be done on the morning of the race onsite - please come at least 45 minutes early to avoid missing your start time.
    • You can also check your bike at SCF (Sportshub) on (30/6/2018 from 1pm to 4pm).
    • All riders shall wear a jersey with sleeves and a pair of shorts, possibly in the form of a one-piece skinsuit. By shorts it is understood that these are shorts that come above the knee. Sleeveless jerseys shall be forbidden.
    • No item of clothing may hide the lettering on the jersey or the rider's identification number, particularly at in competition and at official ceremonies.
    • Socks must be worn. Socks (and shoe covers) used in competition must not extend above halfway between the ankle and the knee (mid-calf).
    • Gloves used in competition must not be mittens that only have one, two or three separations between the fingers. They shall be an independent item and not integrated into the jersey.
    • Bottles shall be integrated in the frame and may only be located on the down and seat tubes on the inside of the frame and cannot be integrated to the frame. The dimensions of the cross sections of a bottle used in competition must not exceed 10 cm or be less than 4 cm and their capacity must be a minimum of 400 ml and a maximum of 800 ml. Water bottles on clip on TT handle bars are prohibited.
    • All participants must start with at least one full water bottle.
    • All participants must wear a helmet / Aero Helmets are allowed. Helmet vents must not be taped over.
    • Bike cameras can be securely mounted to the bike but are not allowed on helmets
    • Please come prepared as there is limited mechanical support

     

    Please ensure you abide by the following rules:

    • Unless the riders requests not to, riders will be held at the start.
    • Riders will be dispatched at one minute intervals and will be counted down from 5 seconds.
    • Riders will KEEP LEFT at all times
    • Do not use the on-road cycle lane as this is meant for the Moto Com / Ambulance
    • The middle lane should not be used
    • Outside help during the race will result in disqualification
    • Turns will be validated by a Marshal as well as electronic timing splits
    • Un-sportsman like behaviour and littering can incur time penalties
    • By participating in this event, you agree with the PARQ and Liability Waiver

     

    DRAFTING

     Drafting

    1)     If within 20m, overtaking riders should move out a minimum of 2m and overtake from the right.

    2)     When overtaking a clear 2m gap should be maintained between each rider. The passing rider must call “overtaking - outside” as they draw near the rear of the rider to be passed.

    3)     The passed rider must not speed-up to prevent an overtaking manoeuvre and must not draft the passing rider.

    4)     Any overtaking must be undertaken cleanly without any danger to either rider. If approaching a turn, the overtaking rider has the right of way and the slower rider should drop back

    • Commissaires will be on the course checking for drafting. Commissaires can time penalise riders across all categories for drafting, as per UCI rules (Article 2.12.007 - Table of time penalties in time trials). Commissaires decision is final.

     

     

    Pedal Hard and Ride Safe, 

    Singapore Cycling Federation: Ph: 6784 3478

    admin@cycosports.com, +65 9690 6077

     

    Route

     

    The ITT  Course

    The proposed route has now been approved and is the same 10.8km loop used for the TTT and utilises the southern three lanes of the Tanah Merah Coast Road.

    ITT Route

    ELITE ITT Distances

    Category Men (kms) Women (kms) UCI Points
    Junior B (13-16 yrs) Gear Lock 22.8 22.8  
    Junior A (17-18 yrs) Gear Lock 32.8 32.8 Yes
    Under 23 (19-22 yrs) 32.8 32.8 Yes
    Open (23 yrs +) 32.8 32.8 Yes
    Masters (30-44 yrs) 32.8 32.8  
    Super Masters (45 - 54yrs) 32.8 32.8  
    Veterans (55 yrs+) 32.8 32.8  
    Schedule

    RACE DAY SCHEDULE

    Final schedule to be confirmed

    Activity     1st Rider   Riders
    Road Closure 5:30am
    Sign In  / Chip Collection  7:00am
    Para Cylists (Pre Checked) 6:50am 10
    Sport Female 7:15am 9
    Male 7:30am 57
    Junior B (2 laps) Male 8:50am 12
    Veterans Male 9:02am 9
    Supermasters Male 9:20am 34
    Masters Female 10:05am 5
    Male 10:10am 28
    Junior A (UCI) Female 10:50am 1
    Male 10:51am 16
    U23 (UCI) Female 11:20am 1
    Male 17
    Elite (UCI) Female 11:50am 8
    Male 12:00pm 36
    Road Opening 2:30pm
    PRIZE GIVING          
    Para 8:00am
    Sport 9:00am
    Junior B, Veterans 10:00am
    Supermasters 11:00am
    Masters, Junior A 12:00pm
    U23, Elite 1:15pm
    FAQ's

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Please check the frequently asked questions below. If you can't find the answer you're most welcome to drop us a question here.

     

    Q: Do I need a SCF or UCI license for this race?

    A: Yes if you are riding the Elite categories. For the ITT Elite categories, a SCF or UCI license is required. If you don't have an annual license, you can, during registration, purchase a “day license” at $15 which also gives you Insurance for the event. If you are "gunning" for the Singapore National Champion's Jersey you will need an annual SCF / UCI license (a day license is not applicable for the Champion's contest).

     

    Q: If I am riding the Sport's Open Category, do I need a license and a UCI Compliant Bike?

    A: No - The Sports Open (19yrs+)  has categories for male and female. A UCI compliant bike is not required and a SCF license is not required. You should, however have your own insurance and if not, you can purchase Day Insurance through registration for $15.

     

    Q: Can a NTS Rider enter the Sports Category?

    A: No - NTS riders must ride the Elite Categories.

     

    Q. Where do I pick up my Race Pack?

    A. The race pack can be picked up on Saturday 29 June, 1pm to 4pm at the SIRC Seminar Room, Sportshub. Please note the timing chip will only be giving out the morning of the race at the event course. Collection of the Timing Chip is on Sunday 30 June 7am onwards. 

     

    Q. Is there a Race Briefing?

    A. There are two 30 minute (repeated) race briefing sessions at 2pm and 3:30pm on Saturday 29 June at the SIRC Seminar Room, Sportshub.

     

    Q. Do I need race Insurance?

    A. Yes, you can purchase insurance as part of your annual license or with the day license. You also have the option of sourcing your own external insurance plan.

     

    Q: Does my bike, equipment and clothing need to be UCI legal for the event?

    A. If you are riding an Elite or Junior category your bike does need to follow UCI rules and setup. If you are riding the Sports category, your clothing must follow UCI rules.

     

    Q: Where do I find details of the UCI rules for TT Bikes, Equipment and Clothing?

    A. There is a bike section on this event page. You can also reference the UCI - More Details Here

     

    Q. Can you tell me more about the Day License Insurance?

    A. Details of the Day License Insurance can be found at the SCF website (www.cycling.org.sg). The details are Here

     

    Q: Can I check my bike is legally setup before the event itself?

    A. Yes – As part of the race kit collection and briefing, riders can also check their bike. Please come to SIRC Seminar Room, Sportshub - 29th June 2019 from 1pm to 4pm. Here you can have your bike checked by teh Commissaires. We do encourage everyone to have their bike checked before race day.

    Q: Do Junior A and B need to have their gears locked?

    A. Yes. On your highest gear, your maximum wheel travel should not exceed 7.93m (52 x 14 on 700c/23mm tires). A rollout station will be used by the Commissaires to check this.

     

    Q. On the day what happens if my bike is checked and not UCI compliant for the Elite categories?

    A. You will need to quickly see the mechanic and change your setup. Please allow sufficient time to do so. We strongly suggest if in an Elite or Junior category, you get your bike checked before the event.

     

    Q. How long before my start time should I arrive?

    A. We recommend 45 minutes to allow yourself enough time to check your bike and prepare yourself. It also gives you an opportunity to see the times being recorded by the other riders.

     

    Q. If actual starts are behind schedule can I assume my start will be pushed back?

    A. No – Please be ready by your scheduled start time regardless. Often we can make up time with "no shows" or reducing planned gaps between waves.

     

    Q. Will my actual start ever be before my scheduled start?

    A. No – We will always keep to the published schedule.

     

    Q. When will we know the race results?

    A. Results will be published on a TV screen at the registration tent. Please note that these are PROVISIONAL until approved by the commissaires.

     

    Q. Can I draft in this event?

    A. No this is a UCI Time Trial so no drafting is allowed and any drafting will mean disqualification.

     

    Q. Can I protest the results?

    A. No the Commissaires decision is final.

     

    Q: Can I cancel my booking once entered?

    A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed and can’t be cancelled. We will accept transfers (until 5pm 14 June) if you are unable to compete due to injury.

     

    Q: Can I change my race category later?

    A: No, please think carefully before choosing your category.

     

    Q: Can I lie about my age and ride another category?

    A: No, if we catch you, you will be DSQ

     

    Q: How can I warm up before my race?

    A: Please use the surrounding roads and take caution as these will be open roads. Please ensure you are back within 15-20 minutes of your scheduled start.

     

    Q: Where can I park my car?

    A: We have leased an area from SLA at the Expo carpark (500m up the road). The charge for the morning is $10. Any cars parked illegally maybe ticketed by LTA.

     

    Q: Do you provide water for participants?

    A: Yes as well as ice (but the earliest the ice is delivered is around 9:30am). If you want cold drinks, please bring yourself.

     

    Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?

    A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and an ambulance on standby.

     

    Q: I'd like to help out (volunteer) on the day - is that possible?

    A: Absolutely - we always need help running these events. Please drop us a message here.

    UCI Legal Bike

    UCI Legal Bike

     

    Measure Your Bike Early

    It’s important that your bike is UCI legal and set up for the Time Trial based on UCI specifications. We do advise all riders to set up their bike according to the UCI well in advance of the competition because:

    • Doing it on the day will be stressful for you
    • Mechanics may not be available
    • You may miss your start (Your time will still be recorded based on the scheduled start)
    • You may be disqualified
    • If you do start, your bike will be a new setup and you may not feel comfortable.

     

    The Steps Completed by the Commissaires

    Please ensure you are at the Commissaire area at least 45 minutes before your start time.

    1. Check the rider’s UCI/SCF Card ID
    2. Check the weight of the bike (> 6.8kg)
    3. Check if the bike is UCI Certified (by the UCI Sticker) – if not:Check the geometry / ratios of the bike*
    4. Check for flaring  / components that add aerodynamic advantage*
    5. Check for water bottles behind the seat (not allowed)
    6. Check for water bottles attached to extension bars (not allowed)
    7. Checking for bike setup on a Bike Measurement JigSaddle Position, Length & Angle Position
      1. Extensions – Length, Height, Width
      2. Wheel Size, Wheel Base
      3. BB Position / Height
      4. Check rider height (if requesting >190cm extension)
    8. Check the Rider’s clothing, helmet & equipment
      1. Compliant Helmet (Aero or Normal)
      2. Sleeved jersey must be worn
      3. Ankle Socks (no compression socks)
      4. Shoe Covers are allowed
      5. Check Camelback if used
      6. Check any cameras / computer device

    * If your bike does not have a UCI sticker, you MUST bring the bike to pre race jig review on the 29th June 2019 1pm to 4pm. Non UCI stickered bikes will not be entertained in the Elite  categories on the day of the event unless they have been pre-checked.

     

    UCI Technical Regulations

    This is quite a detailed subject. If you are worried about an aspect of your bike, please contact SCF.

     ITT Setup

     

    A: Saddle 5cm Behind the BB, Extensions Less than 75cm

    This is the ideal setup and quickest to get Commissaire clearance on.

     

    B: Saddle Position Morphology and Exceptions (Smaller Rider)

    As noted above, the regulation indicates the saddle must be 5 cm behind this line for most events. A smaller rider can move their saddle forward of this position, but no further forward than the centre of the bottom bracket and must have their handlebar measuring point at a maximum of 75cm from this point.

     

    C: Handlebar Extension Morphology (Taller Rider)

    If a rider is taller and has his saddle tip 5cm behind the centre of the bottom bracket, he is allowed, if required, to extend the measuring point of the handlebar extensions out to 80cm.  

     

    D: Very Tall Riders > 190cm

    For riders that are 190 cm tall or taller, the horizontal distance of the extensions may be extended to 85 cm but only if the saddle tip remains at least 5cm behind the centre of the bottom bracket.

    Riders will be measured (>190cm) in sock soles with no headgear.

     

     

    Handlebar Extensions Measurements

     

    ITT Extensions

     

    Have 20 Minutes to Spare?

    If you are keen to know more details of how the commissaires measure your bike, please take a look at this very detailed video by the Spanish Cycling Federation.

     

     

     

    Bike Measurement FAQ’s

    Q. My bike does not have a UCI sticker on it. Can I still use it?
    A. It depends on the geometry of the bike. For example, some Triathlon bikes are built in such a way they don’t have a traditional frame geometry and will not be allowed. Others may have tube ratios that exceed the UCI limitations 3:1 and provide an unfair aerodynamic advantage.

    ITT-Illegal

     

    Q. So if my bike has the UCI sticker, then everything is good and I can race it as is?
    A. So if it is certified by the UCI, then all you need to worry about is that setup follows the UCI specifications.

    For example, some UCI bikes can be set up so they are UCI compliant and yet another setup means they are not, depending on the seatpost position.

    ITT BMC

     

     

    Video

     

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