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.
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.
If the event or individual stages are cancelled or abandoned due to force majeure (e.g. bad weather), reasons for which the organiser is not responsible, the organiser shall be released from his obligations and the organiser 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 organiser is not responsible, the organiser shall be released from his obligations and the organiser 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.
If you cancel before March 10, 2021, you will receive 80% of the paid participation fee back, or 100% of the paid entry fee will be transferred to the Alpentour Trophy 2022. If you cancel after March 10, 2021, the paid entry fee will be transferred to the Alpentour Trophy 2022.
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.