1. GENERAL RULES
1.1. - The competition rules must be known by the athlete, in the registration phase the athlete accepts the regulation and therefore mitigating non-compliance with the same is not allowed.
1.2. - It is the athlete's responsibility to maintain adequate hydration and nutrition, for this purpose the organizers will provide refreshment points on the bike and run route.
1.3. Course cut - It is not allowed to cut the course, the athlete is required to stay on the race course which is marked with arrows and ribbons and indicated by volunteers.
A) The athlete's path cutting involves disqualification by the competition judges present at the race. It is the responsibility of the competitor to know the race course, the possible lack of tape and / or barrier on the course does not constitute justification for reducing the same race course, it will be the organizer's responsibility to make a pre-race briefing to which the athlete is obliged to participate.
B) It is the responsibility of the athlete to maintain a careful respect for the environment by avoiding to throw objects and waste on the race course (bottles, gel packets, etc.). It is allowed to leave objects and waste only near the refreshment points in the reported area. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification by the judges present at the race.
1.4. Assistance to the athlete - No external assistance is allowed, except for the organizational staff.
Assistance in limited form is allowed to the competing athlete only by another competing athlete, the assistance is limited to the supply of instruments, inner tube or any element necessary for the repair of the bicycle, which does not prejudice the continuation of the tender by the donor.
It is not allowed to change the mountain bike or even exchange bikes between athletes.
The passage of water and food is allowed between competitors, obviously in addition to first aid.
1.5. Good conduct - Unsporting behavior and irreverent and offensive language are not permitted. This behavior involves a recall and eventual relegation to the classification or disqualification.
1.6. Complaints - Complaints are accepted as a manifestation of dissatisfaction with the work of a judge, another athlete or the race conditions. It is possible to present a claim against a disqualification suffered on the competition field that excludes the athlete from the final classification, or against other sanction or situation that involves the penalization of the athlete in the final classification. The complaint is proposed by the athlete (if an adult), or by a representative of the Company (manager and / or registered technician) belonging to the athlete (if a minor), according to the procedures expressed in the ART 120 of Fitri .
1.7. - The described competition rules and behaviors aim to provide athletes with equal opportunities to express their potential and their freedom of participation in the disciplines of the Italian Triathlon Federation in safety and with respect for their opponents. The penalties penalize athletes who wish to take advantage of incorrect or non-sporting behaviors and also aim to educate them on behaviors that respect competitors and the atmosphere of sportsmanship and participation. The sanction imposed is commensurate with the gravity of the infringement committed and can also lead to disqualification from the tender and / or the loss of the related prize money.
1.8. Audio-music equipment - no type of sound / music player is allowed during the competition. For example: headphones, recorders, mp3 and 2 radio cannot be worn and used. Use will be a warning.
1.9. Time limits - The time limit is given by the entry into T2 - transition between bike and race. All athletes must have access to the T2 transition air within 4,5 hours from the start of the race. In the presence of battery starts, the time will be measured by the start of the last battery. However the organizer has the right to modify the time limits for the competition, communicating them previously to the athletes.
1.10 - The retiring athlete must remove the race number and report the withdrawal to the competition judges; failure to report may lead to the referral of the athlete;
1.11. Penalty Box - The BOX penality will not be prepared, the athletes will receive a warning for the offenses for which it is foreseen and in the case of a second warning the athlete will be disqualified
2. I SWIM
2.1. - The use of wetsuits is allowed based on the water temperature, which will be measured the day before the event and confirmed on the day of the race by the judges present at the race.
When the water temperature is close to the limit values, the decision will be taken two hours prior to departure and displayed on a special PRESS RELEASE by the competition judges.
A) La move it must not be thicker than 5mm and must be worn in its entirety.
B) Headphones - The organizers provide the swimming test headphones that must be worn by all participants for safety reasons in the water.
C) Boe - Athletes who are proven to have cut a mark (course) will be disqualified according to the general 1.3 standard
D) Fins or auxiliary supports are not allowed to facilitate the swimming test.
3. MOUNTAIN BIKE
3.1. - Only the 26 ”, 27.5”, 29 ”mountain bikes are allowed for the race. Cyclocross bikes are not allowed. Aerodynamic bars are not allowed. Curved dumbbells are not allowed.
3.2. Helmet - The safety helmet must be approved and properly worn for the entire bike ride. Both feet must be on the ground before unfastening the helmet.
Participation will be canceled if the helmet is damaged or insecure. Refusal to wear a helmet entails disqualification.
3.3. Single bike - cyclists must complete the fraction with the same bicycle with which the competition was started.
You must bring your bike back to the T2 bike-race transition zone before continuing the race.
3.4. Overtaking - Athletes subject to overtaking must facilitate the competitor who is in the overtaking phase. The competitor will have to voice the commands "track" or "to your left" when overtaking another competitor, the competitor in advantage or faster will, under his own responsibility, carry out the overtaking maneuver in complete safety. The slowest competitor must facilitate the opponent in the lead after listening to the first command.
In the event that the two competitors are in dispute for the position, the leading competitor may not facilitate the maneuver to the competitor engaged in overtaking. However, the competitor cannot interfere with the body or prevent the progress of another competitor.
3.5. Skiing - Traveling in the wake is allowed.
3.6. Number - The start number must be placed on the mountain bike handlebar and facing forward. It is not allowed to damage and / or modify the start number with sponsors' stickers.
There will be a first warning if the number is not correctly positioned on the bicycle handlebar; a second violation will be punished with a warning.
If the bib number is lost, a warning will be given.
3.7. - It is not necessary to wear the bib relative to the fraction of trali run during the bike part. The bibs on the mountain bike are large enough to be obvious, so it is not mandatory to wear the trail run number for identification purposes.
4. TRAIL RUN
4.1. Pectoral - The starting number must be worn on the front of the body. It is not allowed to damage or modify the bib with stickers from the sponsors. There will be a first warning if the number is not correctly positioned on the front of the body; a second violation will be punished with a warning.
If the bib number is lost, you will receive a warning
5.1. - It is not allowed to ride a bike before leaving the transition area. You need to get off the bike before entering the transition area. (Mount-Dismount). Riding a bike in the transition area will be a warning.
5.2. Helmet - The helmet must be properly worn and fastened before leaving the transition area, and the helmet must be kept closed when you return to the transition area. It is common sense to wear your helmet. An improper use of the helmet near the transition area will be a warning.
5.3. - The athletes or persons delegated by the athletes must present their bib number to the personnel of the transition area to take back the bikes and their race equipment.
5.4. - The bikes must be placed in the same position on the bike rack (bike rack), the bicycles must be positioned securely on the bike rack, so they must not be left on the ground.
6. CIRCUMSTANCES NOT DISCIPLINED
The rules and regulations published by the National Federation of each country are to be considered legitimate except for the aforementioned in the XTERRA regulation.
In the event that the need arises to make a decision not provided for by the XTERRA regulation, this decision will be delegated to the Referee or technical delegate if present in relation to the technical regulations of the Italian Triathlon Federation.
7. RACE DIVIDER
In the race it is mandatory to use the triathlon competition body
The use of the “CAMEL BACK” water pack is allowed.