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USAC Rulebook

USAC Rulebook

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On behalf of USA Cycling, we hope that you are lookingforward to a new year of bike racing. We are gladthat you are a member and hope that you will find manyopportunities to enjoy bike racing of all kinds.Good luck with your racing!
2010 Election Calendar
4/1 Nomination notices published online by this date7/1 Nominations for Trustees received by USA Cycling nolater than this date7/15 Balloting available through membership accounts forinternet voting on the USA Cycling website. Hardcopy ballots will also be mailed to members whorequest them8/16 Members to have completed online voting. Mailed orfaxed ballots received by the Ballot Clerk no laterthan this date
This Rulebook is published by USA Cycling. It is organized asfollows:Chapter 1
Administrative Issues and General RegulationsChapter 2
TrackChapter 3
RoadChapter 4
Stage RacingChapter 5
CyclocrossChapter 6
Mountain BikeChapter 7
Collegiate (including collegiate championships)Chapter 8
Road and Track ChampionshipsChapter 9
MTB ChampionshipsChapter 10
RecordsChapter 11
Gran FondoAppendicesChanges in regulations since last year are printed in
 to make them more visible. Copies may be downloaded fromthe USAC website atwww.usacycling.org.Officials are sent ahard copy. Other members may request a hard copy bysending a self-addressed mailing label and note that says"rulebook" to the address below.USA CyclingAttn: Technical Director210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100Colorado Springs, CO 80919Schedule of fees, complete Association Bylaws, USA CyclingBylaws, Records, and Results of National Championships maybe found online at www.usacycling.org
© Copyright 2010 USA Cycling, Inc.Copying without fee is permitted provided credit to the source is givenPhoto by Ben Ross
Printed by Office Max
Important Rule Changes for 2010
Defines mixed team as a group of riders from mixedteams who compete for a specific event together, and clarifiesthat their regular teams may not be entered.
Defines para-cycling as racing for cyclists withdisabilities defined by the UCI
Clarifies definition of youth race to include track andcyclocross races
Establishes that National Championships for junior17-18, U23, and Elites will be run under UCI rules
Clarifies minimum number of riders necessary toearn upgrading points in MTB races
Establishes officials position of Assistant Chief Referee,who will oversee part of an NRC race, such as being
responsible for the Elite Women‟s event while the principalChief Referee is running the Elite Men‟s event
Establishes guidelines and procedures for closely relatedteams and clubs wanting to enter the same race
Clarifies prize breakdowns for special classificationsin stage races
Establishes a rule that an organizer may specify that
start legal” bicycles are requ
ired for a given timetrial event
Adds a caveat to junior gear restrictions exempting U17riders competing in certain team track events from the gearrestriction
Adds the ban on radios to riders participating in a racespecifically for U23 riders
Clarifies that on the track, two warnings equals adisqualification from the specific track event being ridden
Clarifies rules for dropped riders in criteriums
Clarifies free lap rule in criteriums, specifying thatthe rider must be back in for the final 8 Km
Establishes a default way of judging when there shouldbe a new time in group finish in a stage race

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