OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2018 – Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2018 – Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2018 – Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2018 – Individual Time Trial
OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2018 – Individual Time Trial

OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2018 – Individual Time Trial

Time Trial


01 Jul 2018

It’s time to see who the fastest individuals are in Singapore. In an individual ITT there i...

OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2018 – Individual Time Trial

Time Trial


01 Jul 2018

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. On Sunday 1 July, the Singapore Cycling Federation will be crowning the individual time trial champions across all age categories for both men and women. It’s time to sign up and start the training for the ultimate individual test. Please Note: Full UCI regulations (bike, bike setup & clothing) for this event. 

Please Note: The final course is still pending approval from relevant authorities.




In 2018 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. Due to a shorter available road closure timeframe, all categories for this event are under the UCI banner so bikes and riders must adhere to the core UCI rules.

Please Note: Full UCI regulations (bike, bike setup & clothing) for this event.

Course Confirmation

Until we have final approvals, the course can’t be officially announced. We are working with all stakeholders and government agencies to seek approvals as fast as possible.


The final route will be posted once confirmed. The proposed route is a nice flat loop of just over 10km.

More details to follow.


Proposed ITT Distances (To Be Confirmed)

Category Men (kms) Women (kms) UCI Points
Junior B (13-16 yrs) 22.8 22.8  
Junior A (17-18 yrs) 32.8 32.8 Yes
Under 23 (19-22 yrs) 32.8 32.8 Yes
Open (23 yrs +) 32.8 32.8 Yes
Masters (35-44 yrs) 32.8 32.8  
Super Masters (45 - 54yrs) 32.8 32.8  
Veterans (55 yrs+) 32.8 32.8  


The final schedule will be posted once the route, hours of closure and number of riders are confirmed.


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. Where do I pick up my Race Pack?

A. As people are staggered throughout the morning, the license verification and race pack collection will be onsite at the event. Please allow extra time for collection and placement of chip, bib and seatpost sticker.


Q. Is there a Race Briefing?

A. There will be a pdf race briefing and a simple powerpoint video race briefing published the week before the event.


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

A: Yes, for the ITT the categories available need either a SCF or UCI license. You can, during registration, purchase a “day license” at $15 which also gives you Insurance for the event. However, this option is subjected to a minimum of 30 day-license sign-ups for an event. If there are insufficient numbers, registrants who opted for the day license will be notified to buy an annual SCF license instead. Participants are strongly encouraged to purchase the annual SCF license.


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. Yes as this event is under UCI rules.


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

A. Please see the following links -


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

A. Yes – SCF will be providing a time/location to check bicycles before the event day. Details to follow.


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

A. You will need to quickly see the mechanic and change your setup. Please allow sufficient time to do so.


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.


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 racing with very strict rules / penalties related to drafting.


Q. Can I protest the results?

A. Yes you can, within 15 minutes of the results coming in. Please see the registration tent for a protest form.


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: 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: 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.

Event T&C's

Singapore Cycling Federation Technical Guidelines

The following document details the specific technical guidelines for this event. If there is not clarity on a particular subject, riders should contact SCF who will then refer to the UCI documentation.


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


UCI Technical Regulations

This is quite a detailed subject. If you are worried about an aspect of your bike, please review the UCI technical regulations here or 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. For full details from the UCI click here.



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.






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