Every competitor enters and competes at his/her own account and risk. The road trafic ragulations (STVO) is to be obeyed by all cyclists. Race organisers reserve the right to make changes to the track, stages and organisation as may be required for the betterment of the race, for safety or other reasons. Alterations will be announced to the riders in time. Instructions from Police and race officials must be followed under all circumstances. At dangerous crossings, marshalls are obliged to stop riders in risky situations. Every participant of the race accepts the rules and regulations unconditionally. The organisers disclaim liability of any kind. Rules can be made by race officials only. Any other pieces of information or regulation are irrelevant. Race documents /papers will be issued at the registration office/ permanence only. Riders must deposit their licences at the registration office/permanence for the duration of the tour. For non-licenced riders disclosure is required.
Riders are obliged to meet all financial obligations – race organisers assume no financial liability whatsoever. Caution and care is an obligation to all participants! Mountain biking can be a dangerous activity and the competitor assumes all risk and responsibility for their safety and well being. Riders are asked to adapt their speed to the prevailing condition of the tracks, weather and their own skills! Street regulation must under any circumstance be obeyed. Riders who violate the rules will be called to account. Bicycle helmets must be worn at all times during competition. Damaged helmets must be replaced. Level crossings with red lights are equal to gated level crossings and violations will be punished according to UCI-catalogue.
All riders passing the finishing line within one second will be assigned the same time. Fines or other penalties including disqualification from a stage or the event may be imposed for flagrant breaches of the rules & regulations. Violations of the regulations can be punished by immediate disqualification of the event. Race organisers may disqualify any rider with a bike that doesn’t meet the demands of the race. Riders must stay on the marked tracks at all times. Cutting off portions o track or riding on unmarked track is prohibited. Competitors must complete 100% of the designated track in order to complete the stage. The qualifying time period is 50% of the fastest time in each category and stage. The race organisers and jury reserve the right to disqualify riders who failed to reach the prescribed time limit.
If a competitor fails to finish any stage of the race due to serious mechanical malfunction or other mishap, then at the discretion of the race jury the competitor may be allowed to continue the race. The organisers reserve the right to distribute prizes or prize money if less than five entrants in any category compete.
Unofficial vehicles or motorcycles are not allowed in the race of the Alpentour Trophy. Race organisation reserves the right to make changes to track or stages.
Organisers and competitors are obliged to keep the start and finish area clean and to avoid any damage to official or private property. Competitors are advised that throwing away waste materials (esp. Plastic bottles, gal or bar packaging material, cans, …) along the racing route is prohibited. Violations will be punished according to UCI-catalogue.
It is strictly forbidden to clean the bikes or vehicles in the river (drinking water for the region!). Riders must ensure that the cleaning or repair of bicycles is not undertaken in a manner or place that results in a deposit of rubbish, grease, oil etc. It is strictly forbidden for drivers to relief oneself within villages or in front of the public.
The race organisers disclaim liability for damage on bikes or luggage! Don’t lean bikes on any vehicle – we refuse any responsibility for such damage or theft.
Race numbers must not be manipulated, reduced in size or discarded! Overall leader and other category leaders are obliged to wear the leaders’ jersey with sponsorship labels provided by the race management. There must not be any alterations made to the sponsorship labels, as the promoter must be visible. Personal and team sponsorship labels are allowed on the front of the leaders’ jerseys underneath the official sponsors, to a maximum size of 25x25cm.
If the event or individual stages are cancelled or abandoned due to force majeure (e.g. bad weather), reasons for which the organizer is not responsible, the organizer will be released from his obligations and the organizer is not liable for damages that the contracting party or participants incur for this reason (e.g.travel and accommodation costs).
If the event or individual stages are changed in venue and/or timing due to force majeure (e.g. bad weather), for which the organizer is not responsible, the organizer shall be released from his obligations and the organizer is not liable for damages that the contracting party or participants incur for this reason (e.g.travel and accommodation costs).
A refund of attendance fees in the aforementioned cases is excluded. With a change in venue and/or time the contracting party and the participants are entitled to attend the rescheduled event.
The Alpentour stages will be marked with neon green arrows. We however appeal to all competitors to orientate themselves and take part in the respective race briefing before the start! The Alpentour Trophy Stage may only be used in the course of the event!
Prematurely ending a Stage or the entire Event
All participants who end a Stage prematurely must sign out immediately with the Organiser on site (race officer or checkpoint) or using the emergency phone number printed on the backsite of the handle bar number. For Teams or Participants who do not sign out at the race office or check points or use the telephone number provided, the Organiser will launch a search party at the expense of the Participant.
Teams will only be considered for ranking if they are recorded jointly at the finish. This implies that the first team member is not any more than two minutes apart from the second team member.
Introduction – Alpentour Regulation Guidelines!
With all of the happenings in the world over the past year, we have changed our registration guidelines for 2021 to provide you with some confidence and sureties when registering for this year’s 26th edition.
While we are extremely hopeful that the 2021 event will go ahead and know that due to ever emerging scientific knowledge about Covid and its vaccination programs that are currently being implemented, circumstances can and will change quickly. That is why we want to provide you with detailed information should the following occur:
- What if you can’t make it to the event?
- What happens if the event is postponed?
- Do I need insurance?
We answer all these questions and more in our terms and conditions.
Transfer of registration
In the event that the Covid-19 pandemic affects the Alpentour Trophy 2021 (e.g. non-reopened air traffic, destination or country of origin in the red zone), we allow the registration without fee to be transferred to another person or to the Alpentour Trophy 2022.
We will work with each case is checked individually so that we can find the best solution for your respective situation.
If the COVID pandemic still affects the 2021 event and we are forced to postpone the event, we will transfer the full amount paid by the participants to the 2022 Alpentour Trophy.
However, if the decision is made to postpone the race, the rider can choose between a full transfer of his entry fee for 2022 or a refund less 25% (cancellation fee).
Cancellation by Participants
If, for any reason, a rider no longer wishes to attend the 2021 event, the rider can elect to do the following,
- Transfer their entry to the 2022 edition, (No fee)
- Transfer their entry to another person, (No Fee)
- Cancel their registration and obtain a refund less a cancellation fee as per the conditions below.
Cancellation refund amounts explained below:
Before 10/03/2021 – less 20% (cancellation fee included)
Before 10/04/2021 – less 35% (cancellation fee included)
Before 10/05/2021 – less 50% (cancellation fee included)
After 10/05/2021 no refund possible anymore only transfer to 2022.
*Excluded: Postponed starting place are not part of these cancellation rules and are not entitled to refund of the entry fee. Participants whose participation fees have already been credited for the 2021 event due to the postponement of the Alpentour Trophy are not entitled to a refund of the participation fee.
Cancellation insurance for participants
We always remind our participants and companions that they must be in possession of international accident insurance cover. In addition, we recommend that you take out a travel cancellation insurance, which also protects you from accidents, injuries, inability to travel or flight changes.
Our team is there to help
If you have any questions or would like to verify the details of your situation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is happy to answer all your questions about how things will work in 2021.