1 - INTRODUCTION
This document summarises the information needed by the National Federations concerning the participation of their riders at the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships:

If you have any questions or suggestions concerning this document, please do not hesitate to contact Annelyse Torrent Day, UCI Mountain Bike Coordinator or Simon Burney, UCI Mountain Bike Adviser (see details on the last page).
2 - PRESENTATION OF THE EVENT
2.1 - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships will take place in Auronzo di Cadore (ITA).
On Saturday September15th 2018
Start Men: 09.00
Start Women: 09.45

2.2 - PROGRAMME
Thursday 13.09.2018 09:00 – 17:00 Course inspection by the UCI Technical Delegate Unofficial training
Friday 14.09.2018 14:00 – 16:00 Unofficial training 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Riders registration and accreditations delivery
17:00 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Team Managers Meeting
18:00 Opening Ceremony
Saturday 15.09.2018 09:00 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Start Men – 102 km
09:45 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships Start Women – 89 km
2.3 - CATEGORIES
The categories for which a world champion title will be awarded as per article 9.2.031 are as follows:
• Men aged 19 and over (from 1999 and before)
• Women aged 19 and over (from 1999 and before)

2.4 - NUMBER OF RIDERS
9.2.001
With the exception of team time trials, it is the National Federations who select riders to participate in World Championships.
9.2.035
For the XCM event, each national federation can enter 6 men and 6 women.
Supplementary to the 6 men and 6 women nominated by the national federation, top 20 men and women of each round of the UCI MTB Marathon Series as well as the top 50 of the individual general marathon series ranking obtain a qualification.
All participants must obligatorily wear the national equipment. All riders must be registered by their national federation.
The registration fees (including all taxes and/or insurance contributions) shall be based on the UCI Financial Obligations.
9.2.009
In all individual specialities, the outgoing World Champion may take part in addition to the number of starters that the National Federation of such Champions may enter under the qualification regulations.
Men: Alban Lakata (AUT)
Women: Annika Langvad (DEN)
Riders entered by each national federation (6 men, 6 women) must pay EUR 30.- for registration charges.
3 - REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
3.1 - BEFORE THE EVENT – ONLINE REGISTRATION
Registration of riders for the Marathon World Championships shall be entered only by the National Federation on the UCI website (article 9.2.003)

When?
System will open on: Wednesday August 29th 2018, 12:00 CET
System will close on: Monday September 5th 2018, 12:00 CET
Start lists will be published on: Tuesday September 6th 2018, 14:00 CET

How?
Through the UCI website clicking as follows:
• Web services (menu at the bottom of the home page)
• UCI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
• “Riders registration” (riders accreditation included)

Access: personal login and password of each National Federation.
Remark: Details of the hotel where the riders will stay must be mentioned in the online registration system.



3.2 - AT THE EVENT - RIDERS CONFIRMATION/ACCREDITATIONS
The riders’ confirmation and the presentation of the national outfit will take place as follows:

Date: Friday September 14th 2018
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Where: Hall of Auronzo – Via Roma, 30 – 32041 Auronzo di Cadore (Bl – ITA)

All riders are subject to an entry fee of EUR 30.--, payable at rider confirmation.

All accreditations for the National Federation staff will be handled directly on site.
4 - START ORDER
9.2.040
The start order for riders in the world cross-country marathon championship shall be as follows:
• the reigning XCM world champion;
• the reigning XCO Elite and under 23 world champions;
• the reigning Olympic mountain bike champion;
• the first 50 of the latest UCI MTB marathon series ranking;
• the first 50 of the latest UCI XCO individual ranking;
• other riders as per the latest UCI MTB marathon series ranking;
• subsequently, as per the latest UCI XCO individual ranking;
• by drawing lots for the other riders.
5 - TEAM MANAGERS MEETING
The team managers meeting will take place as follows:
Date: Friday September 14th 2018
Time: 17:00
Where: Hall of Auronzo – Via Roma, 30 – 32041 Auronzo di Cadore (Bl – ITA)
6 - NATIONAL OUTFIT

All participants are obliged to wear the national team outfit.
Riders of the same national team must wear identical racing shorts during the same event, except for advertising space included in a lateral band 9 cm wide, which may differ from one rider to another. This means that National Federations must also provide their riders with national racing shorts.
The team managers must therefore present the national jersey and shorts to the Commissaires Panel at the starter confirmation.

1.3.057 - The following advertising shall be authorised:
• front of the jersey: 2 rectangular zones of 64 cm2 maximum;
• area comprising shoulders and sleeves: strip of maximum 5 cm high;
• on the sides of the jersey: a 9 cm wide strip;
• sides of the shorts: a 9 cm wide strip;
• the manufacturer's label (30 cm2) may appear once only on the jersey and once on each leg of the shorts.

Advertising matter on jersey and shorts may vary from one rider to another.
The design of the jersey and shorts may vary from one category of rider to another.
Additionally, the rider's name may appear on the back of the jersey.
The above measures also apply to other items of clothing worn during competition (rain jackets, etc.).
7 - TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

4.2.044
No rider may turn back on the course to reach a feed/technical assistance zone. Any rider doing so is disqualified. Only within the feed/technical assistance zone itself, a rider may turn back without obstructing other competitors.

4.2.045
Technical assistance during a race is permitted subject to the conditions below.

4.2.046
Authorised technical assistance during a race consists of repairs to or the replacement of any part of the bicycle other than the frame. Bike changes are not permitted and the rider must cross the finish line with the same handlebar number plate that he had at the start.

4.2.047
Technical assistance shall only be given in the feed/technical assistance zones.

4.2.048
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 team-mate, team mechanic or neutral technical assistance.

4.2.049
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 elite MTB team, UCI MTB team or of the same 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.
8 - OFFICIAL CEREMONIES

The following points apply to the official ceremonies:

9.1.044
Within 10 minutes following the end of each speciality (unless otherwise provided and duly recorded in an official communiqué), the World Champion, or the world champion team of the team time trial, as well as the second and the third placed riders shall be ready for the official ceremony that shall be conducted under the responsibility of the President of the Commissaires’ Panel.

9.1.046
Riders shall appear in racing attire, wearing their national jerseys but bare-headed and without headband or glasses, until they leave the official ceremony enclosure.

9.1.050
A World Champion may not wear the jersey identifying his title and bearing the regulation advertisement of his main sponsor(s) until, at earliest, the day following that on which he received it.

Any infringement of the provisions of the above articles (9.1.044 to 9.1.050) shall be punished by a minimum fine of CHF 2’000 to CHF 10’000. A higher fine may be imposed depending on the advantage derived from the offence.
9 - PRIZE MONEY

Men and Women Elite:
1st € 5’000
2nd € 3’000
3rd € 2’000
10 - COURSE MAP AND PROFILES

GENERAL PLAN
MEN
Total: 102 km, 4.200 m. height difference



WOMEN
Total: 98 km, 3.400 m. height difference
11 - OFFICIALS

11.1 UCI OFFICIALS
President EMANS Hubert (NED)
Secretary TOSI Fulvia (ITA)
Member SIMPSON Neil (GBR)
Member ZAMARRON FRAILE Juan Manuel (ESP)
Member KREJČOVÁ Veronika (CZE)

Technical Delegate BURNEY Simon (GBR)

11.2 CADF
Doping Control Officer CARPINELLI Andres Ignacio (ARG)
12 - USEFUL ADRESSES

CO UCI
General Manager
Massimo Panighel
info@3epic.it
Union Cycliste Internationale
Chemin de la Mêlée 12
1860 Aigle
Switzerland
Phone +41 24 468 58 11
Website : www.uci.ch
Race Director
Andrea Beghini
info@3epic.it
Peter Van den Abeele
Deputy Sports Director & Head of Off-Road
peter.vandenabeele@uci.ch
Organizer
A.C.D. PEDALI DI MARCA
info@3epic.it
Annelyse Torrent Day
Mountain Bike Coordinator
annelyse.torrentday@uci.ch
Incoming
Information Office of Auronzo
+39 0435 99603
infoauronzo@gmail.com
Simon Burney
Mountain Bike Adviser
simon.burney@uci.ch
Caroline Constantin
Mountain Bike Deputy Coordinator
caroline.constantin@uci.ch
OFFICIAL HOTEL
Hotel Auronzo ****
Via Roma, 30
32041 Auronzo di Cadore (Bl)
ITALY
+39 0435 400202
www.hotelauronzo.eu

ACCREDITATION CENTRE
Hall of Auronzo di Cadore
Via Roma, 24
32041 Auronzo di Cadore (Bl)
ITALY