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

NOTE - REGISTRATION IS FULL - ONLY REGISTER TEAM MEMBERS IF YOUR TEAM IS ALREADY LISTED ON THE START LIST


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.

Schedule

Race Schedule

Full Schedule Will Be Up Once Road Closures Are Confirmed
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?


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

 

 

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OCBC Cycle National Road Championships 2019, Team Time Trial

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Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Please read the questions carefully and answer honestly.

 

Yes/No

1.    Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?

Yes/No

2.    Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?

Yes/No

3.    In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?

Yes/No

4.    Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?

Yes/No

5.    Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example, back, knee or hip) that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?

Yes/No

6.    Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?

Yes/No

7.    Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

Yes/No

If you answered YES to one or more questions:

Consult your doctor by phone or in person BEFORE you start becoming much more physically active or BEFORE you have a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor about the PAR-Q and which question you answered YES.

  • You may be able to do an activity you want – as long as you start slow and build up gradually. Or you may need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you. Consults your doctor about the kinds of activities you wish to participate in and follow his/her advice.
  • Find out which community programmes are safe and helpful for you.

If you answered NO honestly to all PAR-Q questions, you can be reasonably sure to:

  • Start becoming much more physically active. Starting slowly and building up gradually is the safest and easiest way to go.
  • Take part in a fitness appraisal. This is excellent for determining your basic fitness so as to plan the best way to live actively. Evaluating your blood pressure is also strongly recommended. For readings above 144/94, consult your doctor before you become more physically active.

Delay becoming much more active:

  • If you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness such as a cold or a fever – wait until you feel better, or
  • If you are or may be pregnant – consult your doctor before you start becoming more active.