OCBC Cycle National Road Championship, Team Time Trial 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championship, Team Time Trial 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championship, Team Time Trial 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championship, Team Time Trial 2019
OCBC Cycle National Road Championship, Team Time Trial 2019

OCBC Cycle National Road Championship 2019, Team Time Trial

Team Time Trial

Singapore

05 May 2019

The OCBC Cycle Singapore National Team Time Trial is an exciting event aimed at showcasing time trials in Singapore....

OCBC Cycle National Road Championship 2019, Team Time Trial

Team Time Trial

Singapore

05 May 2019

The OCBC Cycle Singapore National Team Time Trial is an exciting event aimed at showcasing time trials in Singapore.

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  • 5 May 2019
  • 7am to 2pm
  • Elite and Sports Categories
  • Quads and Duos
  • Open, Masters and Mixed
  • Junior A and B Duos
Details

Details

OCBC Cycle National Road Championship, Team Time Trial 2019

Following a similar format to 2018, the aim is to provide TTT options for both Quad (4) and Duo (2)  teams in Elite (SCF/UCI) and Sports (Non UCI compliant bikes).The objective is to attract as many enthusiastic cyclists to racing as possible.

Elite categories will need a SCF Licence, either Annual (purchase from SCF website) or a Day License (purchased as part of the registrati on the Cycosports website) and will receive SCF series points. As the elite category is under UCI rules, it will require bicycles which meets UCI saddle and time trial bar measurements (see here). Sport will not get SCF series points and the participant can use any road worthy bicycle providing it is safe and has two brakes.

The following are the proposed event categories. Please note, when registering for Elite (SCF Points Category) each rider must nominate which SCF Points category they wish the results to be included in. You should come up with a unique team name (different to your cycling club - eg Anza Avengers). Your club is still needed if you want to collect SCF points in the national rankings.

  

SCF Quad TTT (Points Available)

 Licensed Participants

Finish Time

 

Men's Elite 30km

Men 19yrs+

3rd over line

 

Men's Masters 30km

Men 30yrs+

3rd over line

 

Women's Elite 30km

Women 19yrs+

3rd over line

 

Mixed Open 30km

Mixed gender team (at least 1 female) - all 19yrs+

4th over line

       

Sport Quad TTT (No SCF Points / No checks for saddle/time trial lengths)

Finish Time

 

Men's Open 30km

Men 19yrs+

3rd over line

 

Men's Masters 30km

Men 30yrs+

3rd over line

 

Women's Open 30km

Women 19yrs+

3rd over line

 

Mixed Open 30km

Mixed gender team (at least 1 female) - 19yrs+

4th over line

       

SCF Elite Duo TTT(Points Available)

 

Finish Time

 

Men's 20km

Men 19yrs+

2nd over line

 

Men's Masters 20km

Men 30yrs+

2nd over line 
 

Women's 20km

Women 19yrs+

2nd over line

 

Mixed 20km

One female / One Male 19yrs+

2nd over line

 

Juniors A 20km

Age 17-18 years (UCI Gear Restrictions) - Can be Mixed

2nd over line

 

Juniors B 20km

Age 13-16 years (UCI Gear Restrictions) - Can be Mixed

2nd over line

       

Sport Duo TTT (No SCF Points / No checks for saddle/time trial lengths)

Finish Time

 

Men's 20km

Men 19yrs+

2nd over line

 

Men's Masters 20km

Men 30yrs+

2nd over line

 

Women's 20km

Women 19yrs+

2nd over line

 

Mixed 20km

One female / One Male 19yrs+

2nd over line

Route

 

The TTT Course

The proposed route (pending approvals from relevant authorities) is a 10km loop using the southern three lanes of the Tanah Merah Coast Road.

TTT Route Pending Approval

Team Tents

Pending Approvals, tents are most welcome and are encouraged to help keep cyclists and spectators out of the sun. Details of setup location will be announced shortly.

 

Parking

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

Briefing - PLEASE READ

OCBC Cycle Road Championships, National Team Time Trial

Sunday, 5 May 2019 – 6:45am – 2:30pm, Tanah Merah Coast Road

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

To follow is the full briefing for the event. We also have a powerpoint pdf here.

 

PRE-RACE BIKE CHECK

OPTIONAL (For SCF / UCI Catgeories - if you would like to be prepared)

Friday 3rd May:                          7pm to 9pm @ Level 1 Landing / SCF Office @ Sportshub
Saturday 4th May:                      2pm to 6pm @ OCBC Arena Level 2 (Outside Team Flash) @ Sportshub

 

COMPULSORY (SCF/UCI Categories)

Sunday (Race Day):                   7:30am* onwards @ JIG Tent @ Tanah Merah Coast Road

* Riders being called up will be given priority. Other riders later in the day maybe able to check their bikes during the race breaks but we would suggest Fri / Sat for this.

RACE DAY - 5 May 2019

GETTING THERE & GETTING READY

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

Car Parking - $10 Flat Fee

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

Illegally parked cars will be subject to LTA fines / towing – We have been warned

car parking

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 – vehicles will be towed
  • Please dispose of all your rubbish and take it with you (There are no bins at the carpark)
  • Please ensure your tent is on the grass area and OFF the road / cycle lane
     

 

RACE KIT COLLECTION

Please adhere to the collection time to allow smooth management of collection. 

6:00am           Bibs 1-180
7:00am           Bibs 181-260
8:15am           Bibs 261-326
9:00am           Bibs 327-370
10:00am         Bibs 371- 414
10:45am         Bibs 415- 442

  1. Please bring your SCF Licence, IC or some form of identification
  2. Elite categories will have license checks
  3. You may collect on behalf of team mates providing you have their ID / License (Physical or phone pic)

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*

IMPORTANT

  • Lost timing chips $100 replacement (please return immediately after your race)
  • If you are in two races, make sure you only place the correct chip and bib on for each race
  • We do have snips at registration to cut your cable tie (but easier to bring your own)

 

 

MEDICS / HYDRATION AND FOOD

  • We have two medics / ambulance teams for this event, one at each end of the course
  • 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)
     

WARMING UP

  • Please use nearby roads (suggest towards Changi Village) to warm up
  • NO warming up on the closed roads (this is the live race course)
  • It is your responsibility to be at the start line on time. eg the event maybe running behind schedule with a previous category but the Commissaires have “buffers” that they can take out to bring the race timing back to schedule. Please “assume” your start will be “per schedule”.
  • Your race time will never be earlier than published.

 

PRIZE GIVING

Medals will be presented to each team member for the first three (1st,2nd & 3rd) for each race category. We will endeavour to stagger prize giving throughout the day based on a category finishing. In the event of a tie, the time of the next rider in the team (infront of the last timed rider) will be compared. 

Prize Giving will be staggered across the day. Tentative Prize Giving times are:

  • 09:45am       Sport Quads - Masters, Mixed & Womens
  • 10:30am       Sport Quad Men's, Elite Men's & Elite Women's
  • 11:00am       Elite Masters Quad, Elite Mixed Quad, Junior B
  • 12:30pm       Junior A & Sports Duos  
  •   1:15pm       Elite Duos

Elite Winners will receive bonus BCW / TS Lubricants with their National Medals.

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THE SCHEDULE

Details of the schedule are here - http://my.raceresult.com/120966/

  • Each Quad or Duo will be sent off 1 minute apart.
  • Your team may be sent off later due to teams turning (but not earlier than the scheduled start time)
  • We will do our best to keep to the schedule so please be on time for your start.
  • Under UCI rules, Elite teams must start per timing / schedule (no rescheduling of order)
  • Sport teams who miss their start time will be go to the end of the queue (if time permits)
  • Your team's time starts when the first rider in the team crosses the start line.

 

 

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 event racing is delayed due to weather, the start order skips those teams who missed their start (due to weather) and begins again based on the publlished shedule. Any teams who miss their start due to weather will be stated as DNS. Note: There is no refund for partial or full cancellation due to the weather. 

Please also be sure to hydrate and to take shelter / use sunscreen if not competing. If you are feeling unwell please see a medic asap. 

 

 

THE COURSE

The course is a flat 5km road with a U-Turn. Each lap (there and back) is approximately 10.8km. Each Quad team will complete 3 full laps (approx 32.5km) and each duo team will complete 2 full laps (approx 22.5km).

 

 

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.

 

ONE RULE - KEEP LEFT

While riding the course there is basically one rule which is keep left. There are 3 vehicle lanes closed with the middle lane as a buffer between teams travelling in opposite directions. Please stay to the left (outer) lanes at all times.

 

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.

RACE RULES / DRAFTING

RACE RULES / DRAFTING

Bikes / Equipment Allowed

  • SCF Categories – Full UCI regulations apply for bike setup and apparel.
  • 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.
  • Bike / Gear / Apparel checks will be done on the morning of the race onsite - please come at least 45minutes early to avoid missing your start time.
  • SCF Juniors A&B - On the highest gear 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.
  • 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 cover the ankle and 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 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 allowed for Sports categories only.
  • For safety no bottles behind the seat are allowed (cages can remain)
  • No saddle bags or bento boxes
  • All Sports Categories – UCI Regulation apply for apparel
    • Any time trial bike or road bike is allowed providing it is safe and well maintained.
  • All participants must wear a helmet / Aero Helmets are allowed.
  • Fully covered disc wheels are allowed on the rear providing they are UCI compliant.
  • Please come prepared as there is limited mechanical support

 

 

Please ensure your team abides by the following rules:

  • Starts will be standing – you all need to clip in yourself
  • Your actual start (timing) will be 5 metres ahead of the clip-in (first rider to pass the start)
  • Riders will KEEP LEFT at all times
  • The middle lane should not be used
  • The left “on road” cycle lane is meant for Motorcoms and Ambulance use
  • Outside help during the race will result in disqualification
  • Final time for the single gender quad teams is the time of the third (3rd) finisher
  • Mixed quad teams will be timed on the fourth (4th) finisher (all members of the team must finish)
  • Final time for the duo teams is the time of the second (2nd) finisher
  • If there is a "tie" in any category, the winning team will be based on the fastest previous lap time.
  • There is no mechanic / feeding zone
  • There is no free lap in the case of a mechanical or puncture
  • Turns will be validated by a commissaire 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

 

 

  1. If within 20m, overtaking teams should move out a minimum of 2m and overtake from the right. Please ensure your team remains in the left lane.
  2. When overtaking a clear 2m gap should be maintained between all of the riders, in both teams. The passing team must call “overtaking - outside” as the lead rider draws level with the last rider of the team to be passed.
  3. The passed team must call “clear” when the last rider of the team overtaking has passed the lead rider of
    the overtaken team.
  4. The passed team must not speed-up to prevent an overtaking manoeuvre and must not draft the passing team.
  5. Any overtaking must be undertaken cleanly without any danger to either team. If approaching a turn, the overtaking team has the right of way and the slower team 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

Cycosports : admin@cycosports.com, +65 9690 6077

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

 

Registration

Q: Can I register on the day?

A: No - You must register on the website and registration will be closing 25th April, or if allocated spaces / times sell out, sooner. Updates will be on this website as well as Cycosports Facebook page.

 

Q: How Old Am I?

A: Sounds a silly question but we get asked a lot. To work out your UCI / SCF age simply take away this year from your birth year - eg 2019-1969 to 50 years (regardless of when your birthday is in the calendar year).

 

Q: I am under 19 years of age. Can I go in a Elite or Open Quad or Duo with my older friends?

A: No, the reason is this event is based on UCI rules and anyone under 19 years of age is classed as a Junior and will need their gears locked. It does not make sense to have gear locked bikes riding with those that are not. It is also a UCI precaution to ensure Junior riders do not injure themselves pushing too larger gears.

 

Q: We don't have all or our team worked out yet. Can I just register a team block and sort our names later?

A: No - but you can individually register your team members and so reserve a team spot. Your final members must register by within 10 days of the event by the 25th April, otherwise, your team will forfeit their spot and entry fees.

 

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

A: Anyone who wants to participate in the SCF Elite categories must have a SCF race licence. You can purchase the annual license at (click here) or you can purchase a Day License @$15 (which includes Insurance) as part of your registration. The Sport category does not require a Day License but you do need your own insurance. As part of the registration you can purchase SCF Day Insurance at $15.

 

Q: Where can I find details of the SCF Day Insurance?

A: Details are here. 

 

Q: Do I need race Insurance?

A: We strongly advise everyone should have race insurance. You can purchase annual insurance when you purchase a SCF licence that covers you for the year and includes insurance for racing and training. More details are available on the SCF website.

 

Q: Can I cancel my booking once entered?

A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed and cannot be cancelled. We will accept transfers (until 23 March) 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.

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Q: Can I enter more than one event?

A: Potentially you can enter a Quad and a Duo. We do not recommend entering two quads or two duos as you will miss your start time.

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Q: Can a NTS Rider enter the Sports Category to be with their friends?

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

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Q: Is there a Junior Gear Restriction?

A: Gearing restrictions apply to all Junior category-specific races (in their highest useable gear). Restricted gearing rules exist internationally and are enforced to guard against damage to young bones and muscles that could result through the use of big gears at an early age. Gear restrictions are based on a “roll out distance” of 7.93m. The roll out distance is the distance the bike travels in a straight line through one full revolution of the pedal cranks in the biggest gear on the bike.

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On The Day Logistics

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Q. Where can i park my Car?

A. As part of the registration process you can order a $10 car park for the event. The price is for the entire time you are parked there. Please note that illegally parked cars will be towed away - LTA have given very clear instructions that no cars should be parked illegally.

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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.

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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. Please see the following links - TBC by SCF Commissaires

 

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 UCI compliant for the Elite categories?

A. You will be stressed and probably not deliver your best performance. 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.

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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. 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 Team Time Trial so the only drafting is between your team of 2 or 4. Any drafting of other teams will mean disqualification.

 

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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

Video

What's a TTT?


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UCI Legal Bike

SCF Elite Categories - UCI Legal Bike

Measure Your Bike Early

If you are riding a SCF Elite Category or are a Junior A or B rider, 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. 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. In the example below the left setup is not UCI compliant.

ITT BMC

 

 

Start List

OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Team Time Trial

Please note race bib numbers may change.

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