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

Singapore

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

Singapore

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. 

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Details

Details

Registration is Now Closed

Waitlist - If you would like to join the waitlist please complete the form here.

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.

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

Team Tents

Setup will be in the same location as the TTT. Please drop-off your tent on the corner, then go park your car in the proper car park.

 

Parking

Pending approval, we are looking to utilise the Changi Exhibition Centre Carpark.

 

 

 

 

 

ITT Distances

ITT Distances

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  

Briefing


OCBC Cycle National Championships Individual Time Trial

Sunday, 1 July 2018 – 6:00am – 11:00am

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 2018. Please read this race briefing carefully so that you know what is expected on the day.

PRE-RACE BIKE CHECKS

If you are unsure whether your bike or setup is UCI compliant, SCF will have their JIG setup at SCF's Office (3 Stadium Drive, #01-33, NSA Office, SportsHub) before the event:

  • Tuesday 26 June - 7pm9pm
  • Saturday 30 June - 1-3pm (Also License Checks)

Please note - All bikes will be checked by the Commissaires on race day itself. If you are unsure get it checked before race day to avoid disqualification or missing your start time due to last minute mechanical changes.

RACE KIT COLLECTION – ON THE DAY / ON THE COURSE – OPENS 6:00am

Race Start Times / Bib Numbers - http://my.raceresult.com/99220/

Collection Point:  BMC Tent – At the Start Area
Collection Time:   6:00am onwards

Key Points:

  1. Please bring your SCF Licence, IC or some form of identification (if you have purchased a day license)
  2. As this is onsite collection, each individual collects their own kit

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
  3. Secure the timing chip (cable tie supplied) to either fork as low as possible

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 $5 per vehicle (to cover the fees charged) - Please have your $5 ready
  • 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)
  • 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)

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 3 Singaporean riders will also be given medals for each category, and the top Singaporean rider, a champion's jersey. Prize giving will be split into two groups, the first after the Junior B finish, and the second after the Open Elite category finish. 

 

 

RACE SCHEDULE

Details of the schedule are here - http://my.raceresult.com/99220/

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 compete 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 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.
  • 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 are to 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.
  • 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 wear a helmet / Aero Helmets are allowed.
  • 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. Offenders will incur a 5 minute penalty. Second offenders will be disqualified. Commissaires decision is final.

 

 

Pedal Hard and Ride Safe, 

Singapore Cycling Federation: Ph: 6784 3478

admin@cycosports.com, +65 9690 6077

 

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. 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.

http://cycling.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SCF-Road-Technical-Regulations-Version-4-8-March-2018.pdf

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.

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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