4. Registration Procedure
The participants can register using the following ways:
-Find the registration form in www.lepanto-crosscountry.gr
-Pay via web banking in Piraeus Bank IBAN: GR9101721570005157046138869
-Sent the registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail registration closes until 16th May 2018
-Registration of the riders can only be done at the Registration office which will be at Xenia at Gribovo beach in Nafpaktos near the Start/Finish area during the following working hours: 19th May 2018 12:00 – 14:00
5. Race venue
The Castle of Nafpaktos where the race takes place, is 1km far from the center of Nafpaktos . There is direct access to the race tracks and paths. Athletes will stay in hotels in the region. There are many catering businesses near the place of the race.
6. Route description
The race has the starting and finishing lines at the Parking area of the Castle and runs along paths, cobbled roads and forest roads. The altitude reaches 200m. The route is in the forest and into the Castle, the paths are pleasurable.
7. Medical Points
Throughout the event there will be a rescue team of 20 members available at many points and in full communication for quick recovery. There will also be a doctor and an ambulance.
8. Starting Procedure XCO
Riders will be called in the Staging Area 20 minutes before the scheduled start time of the race. Staging will begin 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the race.
Riders will be lined up as described in the Start Order above. Eight riders will be placed on each line (might change by decision of the President of the Commissaries’ Panel).
The rider him/herself can decide his/her position on the line. Once the riders are lined up, warm-up (by rollers, turbo trainer etc.) is excluded inside or outside the start area.
The start will be given by the Start Commissaries using the following procedure: Announcements at 3, 2, 1 minute and 30 seconds before the start, then a final announcement that the start will be given within the next 15 seconds. A starting pistol, whistle or horn will be used to give the start. The Start Commissar will be in sole control of the public address system from three minutes before the start until the start has been given.
9. Press Office – Anti-doping tests-Race Office – Race meeting room
The Press Office – Anti-doping Control – Race Office – Race Meeting Room will be located near the Start / Finish area. The press office will be fully equipped for online communication.
All bikes taking part in the event have the opportunity of a technical check and during the race there will be technical support points near the Start / Finish area.
11. Feed / Technical Assistance
Technical assistance during the race is permitted subject to the conditions below:
Authorized technical assistance during a race consists of repairs or the replacement of any part of the bicycle other than the frame. Bike changes are not permitted and the rider must cross the finishing line with the same handlebar number plate that he / she had at the start.
Technical assistance shall only be given in the Feed/Technical assistance zones. Spare equipment and tools for repairs must be kept in these zones. Repairs and equipment changes can be carried out by the rider himself or with the help of a teammate, team mechanic or neutral technical assistance. Small items such as an inner tube or a small tool may be handed up from the Feed/Technical assistance zones.
In addition to technical assistance in feed zones, technical assistance is permitted outside these zones only between riders who are members of the same UCI MTB team or of the same national team (if riders are registered in the race as part of the National team). Riders may carry tools and spare parts provided that these do not involve any danger to the rider himself or the other competitors.
Any changes to UCI regulations regarding Feed/Technical assistance will be applied to the above
12. Parking locations
Parking locations will be near the Start / Finish area.
13. Health Centre
The Health Centre of Nafpaktos is 3,5km for from the race and the
Hospital of Rio 14 km away.
The organizer is the “PrasinoMple” (GREEN & BLUE) Nonprofit organization
URL: http://www.prasinomple.gr/ email : email@example.com
RACE’S web site: www.lepanto-crosscountry.gr
15. History of the race
In Nafpaktos many M.T.B races have been organized, the MTB National Cup of 2016 was the last one www.lepanto-crosscountry.gr and the MTB National Cup , Balkan championship of 2017 and 1st Lepanto Cross Country XCO C2 race 2017.
The organization committee is the Hellenic Cycling Federation and Co-organizer is “PrasinoMple” The race takes place at the Castle of Nafpaktos
The 2nd & 3rd Lepanto Cross Country XCO 2018 C2 races is supported by Nafpaktos City, the Hellenic Cycling Federation and sponsors.