Article 1 : THE EVENT
L’ARIEGEOISE is a mass cycling event on public roads, organized under the umbrella of the Fédération Française de Cyclisme. It takes place on Saturday 29 June 2024 and offers 5 circuits between Tarascon-sur-Ariège and Ax 3 Domaines.
Only the cyclo-sport circuits are timed: l’Ariégeoise, la Mountagnole and la Rapaillou. The Gran Fondo circuits of la Passéjade/Passéjad’Elec/Elles Font l’Ariégeoise are not timed and have no classification of finishers.
Article 2 : ACCEPTATION OF RISK
By subscribing, all participants accept these regulations and the FFC regulations https://www.ffc.fr/la-federation/orgnisation/reglementation-federale/ and accept the totality of all their clauses and accept the usual risks associated with cycling, such as individual or collective falls or crashes.
Article 3 : PARTICIPATION
Cyclo-sport circuits :
- Ariégeoise are open to all, licence-holders or not, over 18 years old on the day of the event.
- Mountagnole and Rapaillou are open to all, licence-holders or not, over 17 years old on the day of the event.
Following the requirements of la Federation Française de Cyclisme (French cycling federation) those holding a licence from this or other federations practicing competitive cycling (UFOLEP, FSGT) must complete the entry form and must download a complete copy of their valid (season 2023/2024) competition licence. Non-competition or non-cycling licences will be refused and a standard medical certificate will be demanded.
For holders of FFTRI licences only “competition female” licences will be accepted. A standard certificate will be required from all other FFTRI licence-holders.
Other participants (licence-holders FFVélo or other federations), foreign cyclists (holding a regional, national or UCI licence) and those not holding a licence must without fail complete the inscription form and must download from our site the standard medical certificate which confirms no bar to competitive cycling and dating les than a year old from the date of the event. Only the official l’Ariégeoise medical certificate (available in 3 languages to download from our site) will be accepted.
FFH licence-holders must download their FFH licence as well as their classification certificate.
Cyclists who are minors, with or without a licence, are under the same regulations and must provide a parental authorization and a medical certificate less than 6 months old attesting no bar to competitive cycling.
- Rando-sportive circuits (Passejades): open to all, with or without a licence, from the age of 12.
- Elles font l’Ariégeoise: open to all, with or without a licence, from the age of 12.
It is recommended to provide a medical certificate of a cycling licence.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult riding the same circuit. This person is considered responsible for the child over the whole circuit. An adult parent can be responsible for all their children. A third-party adult can only be responsible for one child. In both cases, it is obligatory to provide a parental authorization signed by both parents as well as a recto-verso copy of both identity cards. If the responsible adult has left the circuit, the child or children being accompanied must also abandon the circuit. All minors must provide a parental authorization.
The subscription of an under-16 minor must be made by intermediary of an adult who validates the subscription form.
It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure their subscription form is complete before collecting their numbers. Any missing element means not being allowed to start the circuit.
Article 4 : INSCRIPTION, PRICES, NUMBERS AND CHANGE OF CIRCUIT
Inscriptions open from Monday 20 November 2023 on the site www.cyclosport-ariegeoise.com The maximum number for all circuits is limited to 5300 participants. Inscriptions close Sunday June 2024 at 23h59 OR when the 5300 participants figure is reached.
Right of Retraction
Being a distance-sale contract for a leisure activity at a predetermined date, there is no right of retraction for the event. For more detail you are invited to consult the following site: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F10485
The inscription implies acceptation of this regulation. The inscription is considered as definitive.
For participants in the l’ARI2GEOISE and Ariégeoise VTT, the organization offers a pack of “Destral” beer.
A meal is included in the entry fee.
Those not wishing for one, remember to tick the box when inscribing. The meal price will then be deducted.
|For all circuits : Ariégeoise, Mountagnole, Rapaillou, Passejades, Elles Font l’Ariégeoise
|Until 31 december 2023 at 23h59 with meal on arrival
|Until 31 décembre 2023 at 23h59 without meal
|For the timed circuits : Ariégeoise, Mountagnole et Rapaillou
|From 1 January 2024 until 12 May 2024 at 23h59 with meal on arrival
|From 1 January 2024 until 12 May 2024 at 23h59 without meal
|From 13 May to 16/06/2024 at 23h59 with meal on arrival
|From 13 May to 16/06/2024 at 23h59 without meal
|For untimed circuits : Passejades et Elles Font l’Ariégeoise
|From 1 January 2024 to 16/06/2024 at 23h59 with meal on arrival
|From 1 January 2024 to 16/06/2024 at 23h59 without meal
OPTIONAL GALA MEAL (Saturday evening 20h30 at Ax-les-Thermes la Halle) -25€
Are digitally attributed according to the circuit from 22/05/2024 : from n° 1 to n° 2999 Ariégeoise, from
n° 3000 to n° 6999 for the Mountagnole ; from n° 7000 onwards for Passéjade/Passéjad’Elec/Rapillou,
n° 8000 onwards for Elles font l’Ariégeoise.
Cyclo-sport riders having received a commendation in terms of placing in another event and with the obligation of presenting proof (certificate, classification) will have priority on the start line, as far as places are available. The Ist, 2nd, 3rd categories are also priority on the start line, but these categories are only taken into account for the scratch classification (FFC rules).
In addition to the classic criteria, an Otakam index under 25 (men) and under 50 (women) also (if requested) gives access to a priority number.
All the priority numbers on the start line will be credited with the same time. The classification of the first 3 for each race is established in terms of passing the finish line and not in terms of time.
A confirmation will be sent by email or post (for those without email) when numbers are attributed.
All dossiers must be updated to be completed before 23/06/2024, by connecting to the personal account using an identifier and password.
A change of circuit may be made without extra charge through a written request via your account and the helpline up to 12/05/2024. After this date any change of circuit will only be made Friday 28/06/2024 when numbers are issued with a surcharge of 10€ (a modification requiring volunteers to alter the individual event number plate). No changes are possible Saturday 29/06/2024.
Changing a circuit concerns a rider wishing to pass from the l’Ariégeoise to the Mountagnole or la Rapaillou or one of the two Passejades and vice-versa. Those inscribed in the Passejade or ells font l’Ariégeoise (after 30/04/2024) wishing to change circuit for an Ariégeoise , Mountagnole or Rapaillou, on the day of collecting their numbers will have to pay 20€. This figure relates to charges of 10€ for change of circuit and 10€ inscription for one of the timed circuits (see Article 4 Tariffs).
Article 5 : REMBOURSEMENT, REPORT, ENVOI OU RETRAIT MAILLOT
In case of non-participation for real and serious motives (accident, total incapacity, illness, death of a family member, witness at a marriage) and with the obligatory presentation of proof, the participant may request either by email or letter:
- Carrying over the inscription to the 2025 event. This request must be made before 10/06/2024. After this date only an 80% reimbursement may be requested.
- An 80% reimbursement. The request must be made before 01/07/2024; After these dates and apart from these motives no carry-over or reimbursement will be taken into account. Reimbursement will be made 2 months after the event.
If you cannot take part in the event and your inscription cannot be reimbursed or carried-over, the organization can, with a written request, send a shirt 5 months after the event. All dossiers taken on the day of the event will not be reimbursed, carried-over or receive a shirt.
Article 6 : CLOSE OF INSCRIPTIONS
Final closure after the figure of 5300 participants is reached or by 16 June 2024 23h 59m at the latest.
Article 7 : SAFETY
Roads in the Ariège are open to traffic during the event. Participating in a mass cycling event on the public highway implies: conforming to the highway code and any Prefectoral and/or Municipal ordinances, only using the right-hand side of the road and ensuring personal safety by adapting speed to circumstance.
Support vehicles are forbidden; they are dangerous, disrespectful of other riders and thus undesirable. Any participants using a personal supporting vehicle that is noted by a commissaire will be disqualified.
The participant recognizes that they realize that the chosen circuit is a demanding one. They are confident that they have an acceptable level of training and are informed of the weather conditions regarding the circuit before starting out.
To take part in the Ariégeoise and Mountagnole XXL, it is strongly advised that since January Ist of the current year to have ridden a minimum of 4 000 km and 25 000 m of altitude gain; for the Mountagnole and Rapaillou a minimum of 2 500 km and 10 000 m of altitude gain.
The Passejade and Elle Font l’Ariégeoise are non-competitive circuits that requires a minimum of preparation and physical condition. It is recommended to have carried out since 1st March of the current year, 1000 km of training and 5 000 m of altitude gain.
You are advised to arrive at the start having undertaken a serious training programme. L’Ariégeoise is a mountain event with some difficult passages to overcome.
Article 8 : INSURANCE
Civil Liability: The organization has an insurance contract through the FFC insurer, Gras Savoye, covering its civil liability as well as that of the participants for material and physical damages that might be caused to a third party or between themselves. It only functions for the official itinerary and for the duration of the event, for participants correctly subscribed and recorded at each control point (the timing acting as validation).
Physical injury, individual accident insurance: In accordance with Article L321-4 of the Code du Sport, the organization underlines the interest of having a personal accident insurance covering the type of injuries that this sort of event might cause. It is up to participants to organize such insurance. Licence-holders need to check with their federation that they are adequately covered for any physical injuries possible in such an event. If not, it is in their interest, as well as for non licence-holders, to subscribe at least to the insurance or other guarantees from their chosen insurer.
In summary :
- Personal insurance (family or house) are not applicable to cyclo-sportive events.
- Civil Responsibility (“I hurt or damaged someone or something”) is obligatory. The organisers undertake this responsibility with a contract with AXA-GRAS SAVOYE.
- Individual accident insurance (“I hurt myself”)
- For all FFC licence-holders, it is linked to their licence and is active in all cases.
- Regarding licence-holders in other federations (UFOLEP, FFCT,FFTRI,FSGT etc …) and non-licence-holders, they are not insured for individual accidents by the organization and should take out policies with their choice of insurer. This optional insurance is not obligatory by strongly recommended.
Material damage and responsibility: Neither the organiser nor its insurer covers damages that could occur to material or equipment of the participants, particularly in the case of a fall or theft. Each participant should obtain guarantees for such risks from their own insurer. Participants accept the non-responsibility of the organisers for the surveillance of goods or personal objects in case of theft or loss. Objects, accessories or bicycles left with third parties (members or not of the organization) are entirely under the responsibility of the participant depositing them.
Article 9 : ASSISTANCE
You should organize your own mechanical assistance.
Technical aid with emergency assistance and radio liaison is provided thanks to the organisation’s cars covering the event. You should organize your own mechanical aid (punctures …), however, you will find across the circuit, mechanics and basic spares payable on the spot. If you cannot pay immediately, a bill will be sent you after the event by the mechanic who aided you.
Appropriate medical aid: 8 emergency doctors, ambulances, fixed red Cross posts, liaisons with SAMU09 and Fire Brigade.
Article 10 : COLLECTION OF NUMBERS – START CONTROLS
Even numbers will be issued on Friday 28/06/2024 at Tarascon sur Ariège between 9h and 20h and Saturday 29/06 from 6h to 7h30. The organization has the right, with regard to weather conditions and the ongoing health situation, to modify the days and hours for collection of event numbers as well as the start times of the different circuits.
The start control opens at 6h 30m. The official start is at Tarascon-sur-Ariège at :
8h 00 : l’Ariégeoise
8h 30 : La Mountagnole
8h 50 : Elles font l’Ariégeoise
9h 00 : La Passéjad’Elec and 9h 05 for la Passéjade
Before the start obligatory passage by the “parc coureur” corresponding to your chosen circuit to check the electronic chips.
To ensure the smooth running of the event, there are different controls using the electronic chips the start, on the circuit and at the finish.
Any participant not recorded at one of these controls will not be classified.
All participants outside the time limit and passed by the broom wagon, must surrender their number. If they wish to continue, it is at their own risk and outside the organisation’s safety net. The organisation’s signal teams are in place until the closure of the time limit. After this, the circuit has no safety net and feed zones are no longer assured.
Article 11 : MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT
The l’Ariégeoise Cyclosportive is a mountain event. All participants must start with material conforming to regulations (brakes, new tyres etc .) as well as clothing suitable for the weather conditions.
- Approved rigid helmet to be worn throughout all circuits.
- Hydration system.
- Cycle capable of high mountain use (appropriate gear ratios, recently mechanically-serviced)
Concerning to weather conditions: the organization reserves the right to insist on riders having cold weather clothing or two full bottles in case of very hot weather.
To ensure your and others safety, it is formally forbidden to participate in the l’Ariégeoise Cyclosportive with:
- Triathlon bars or any other type of extended bars
- Recumbent bike
- An e-bike ; Exception : the Passéjad’Elec Gran Fondo is for e-bikes limited up to
Article 12 : CLASSIFICATION AND AWARDS
The cyclo-sportive circuits are timed and result in classifications and awards. The age taken account of is determined by the year of birth, apart from those who are 18 in 2024 who must be over 18 at the time of the event. Professional and elite riders are classified scratch but not in the categories.
Those present on the podium will be awarded.
Cyclo-sportive circuits :
-The first 3 scratch
– The first in each category.
|Men all circuits
|M1 : 18 à 34 ans
|M6 : 55 à 59 ans
|M2 : 35 à 39 ans
|M7 : 60 à 64 ans
|M3 : 40 à 44 ans
|M8 : 65 à 69 ans
|M4 : 45 à 49 ans
|M9 : 70 ans et +
|M5 : 50 à 54 ans
|HH : handisport
|Women all circuits
|F1 : 18 à 34 ans
|F6 : 55 à 59 ans
|F2 : 35 à 39 ans
|F7 : 60 à 64 ans
|F3 : 40 à 44 ans
|F8 : 65 à 69 ans
|F4 : 45 à 49 ans
|F9 : 70 ans et +
|F5 : 50 à 54 ans
|HF : handisport
The passéjade /Passéjad’Elec/Elles Font l’Ariégeoise are Gran Fondos neither timed nor classified.
Other awards :
-The most represented club
The youngest and oldest participants in the Gran Fondo
Trophée Label d’Or
The l’Ariégeoise is part of the Trophée Label d’Or 2024.
Trophée Occitanie des Cyclosportives
The l’Ariégeoise is part of the Trophée Occitanie 2024. The reference circuit for men and women are all circuits are counted (see complete regulations on the Comité Régional FFC site).
This trophy includes a performance indicator by OTAKAM. The points calculation is consultable on the regional committee site.
Article 13 : CERTIFICATES
The participants in the l’Ariégeoise, La Mountagnole and la Rapillou can receive certificates noted OR-ARGENT-BRONZE. Passéjade/Passejad’Elec/Elles Font l’Ariégeoise participants can receive a certificate of participation in the event.
The certificate can also be freely downloaded at www.cyclosport-ariegeoise.com
Article 14 : IMAGE RIGHT
All participants on a l’Ariégeoise circuit expressly authorize the organizer directly, as well as its partners and media to use results, fixed or audio-visual images in which they may appear during the event, in all media, including promotional and publicity documents, over the whole world and for the maximum legal, treaty or regulatory duration. Any disagreement with this clause must be signaled by letter to the l’Ariégeoise Cyclo Club when subscribing.
Article 15 : CNIL – National Commission on Digital information and Liberty
In conformity with existing legislation, the participant has the right of access, rectification or opposition concerning the digital information that concerns them. This information may be used, ceded, rented or exchanged, particularly for commercial purposes, results and the press.
Article 16 : ENVIRONEMENTAL RESPECT
Operation Zéro Déchets : Adhering to the Eco-Cycle Programme, the organization is engaged in a “Zero Rubbish” operation; A special zone marked by green netting will be available near feed zones. Any participant found leaving rubbish in the natural environment is at risk of being declassified from the event.
Article 17 : MODIFICATION, POSTPONEMENT, CANCELLATION
If circumstances dictate, l’Ariégeoise reserves the right to modify at any time the circuit, feed zone position and control points, the distance of the circuit and to postpone the date and/or time of the event.
If the event is cancelled due to force majeur or by decision of the Prefect for a motive outside the control of the organizer, the organization is relieved of all responsibility towards the participants. No reimbursements will be made.
Article 18 : ACCEPTATION OF THE
Participation in the l’Ariégeoise implies an express acceptance by each participant of the regulations. All interpretation or claim concerning the event, the regulations or their application must be addressed in writing to the organizer.
In any case of litigation concerning translations into other languages, the French version of the regulations takes precedence.
The organization reserves the right to modify and update the present regulations at any time. Modifications will be immediately applicable.