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Race info

A cycling challenge suited to both competitive or recreational cyclists

ITT and Gran Fondo Classic are qualifier races for the UCI World Championship

Age Categories
MenWomen
18-3418-34
35-3935-39
40-4440-44
45-4945-49
50-5450-54
55-5955-59
60-6460-64
65+65+
MenWomen
18-3418-34
35-3935-39
40-4440-44
45-4945-49
50-5450-54
55-5955-59
60-6460-64
65+65+
MenWomen
18-3418-34
35-3935-39
40-4440-44
45-4945-49
50-5450-54
55-5955-59
60-6460-64
65+65+
  • Age categories only apply to competitive Gran Fondo races (17km ITT, 140km Classic, 111kmCentury).
  • 25% of the each age category on the 17km ITT and 140km Gran Fondo Classic qualifies for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship
  • Age requirement for 82km Gran Fondo Challenge and 55km Gran Fondo Discovery is 16 yrs. See rules & regulations.
Time Schedule
TimeRace CategoryActivityVenue
10:00 – 21:30ALL categoriesRace Kit CollectionNirwana Resort Hotel
10:00 – 21:30ALL categoriesRace Briefing VideoNirwana Resort Hotel
13:3017km Individual Time TrialStart WomenPlaza Lagoi
14:0017km Individual Time TrialStart Men 18 – 34Plaza Lagoi
14:3017km Individual Time TrialStart Men 35-39Plaza Lagoi
15:0017km Individual Time TrialStart Men 40-44Plaza Lagoi
15:3017km Individual Time TrialStart Men 45-49Plaza Lagoi
16:3017km Individual Time TrialStart Men 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+Plaza Lagoi
Various17km Individual Time TrialPrize presentationPlaza Lagoi

 

A morning session would only be added if the afternoon session runs full

  • Schedule is subject to change

Note: Cyclists who will fail to start at their correct wave will be penalised 5 minutes.

A bus shuttle service will be available for you and your bike to travel between the Race Venues and the event’s Official Partner Hotels. Check the bus schedule.

A bus shuttle service is also available to transport you and your bike from the ferry to the partner hotels and from the ferry to the race venue for day-tippers.

TimeRace CategoryActivityVenue
06:00 Bus transfers to Simpang Lagoi commence
(Check the bus schedule)
 Nirwana Gardens to Simpang Lagoi
07:30140km Gran Fondo ClassicStart WomenSimpang Lagoi
07:40140km Gran Fondo ClassicStart Men 18-34Simpang Lagoi
07:50140km Gran Fondo ClassicStart Men 35-39Simpang Lagoi
08:00140km Gran Fondo ClassicStart Men 40-44Simpang Lagoi
08:10140km Gran Fondo ClassicStart Men 45-49Simpang Lagoi
08:15140km Gran Fondo ClassicStart Men 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+Simpang Lagoi
09:1582km Gran Fondo ChallengeStart Gran Fondo ChallengeSimpang Lagoi
12:30 140km Classic, 82km ChallengePrize presentationSimpang Lagoi
 Start: Bus transfer to Nirwana Gardens (check the bus schedule)Simpang Lagoi to Nirwana Gardens
15:15140km Classic,  82km ChallengeFinish line cut-off
TimeRace CategoryActivityVenue
07:00111km Gran Fondo CenturyStart WomenNirwana Resort Centre
07:10111km Gran Fondo CenturyStart Men 18-34NirwanaResort Centre
07:15111km Gran Fondo CenturyStart Men 35-39NirwanaResort Centre
07:20111km Gran Fondo CenturyStart Men 40-44Nirwana Resort Centre
07:25111km Gran Fondo CenturyStart Men 45-49Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel
07:30111km Gran Fondo CenturyStart Men 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel
09:20  55km Gran Fondo DiscoveryStart Gran Fondo DiscoveryBintan Ferry Terminal
11:00 – 14:00111km Century, 55km DiscoveryFinisher LunchCamp Able (Nirwana Gardens)
12:00111km Century, 55km DiscoveryPrize PresentationCamp Able (Nirwana Gardens)
13:15111km Century, 55km DiscoveryLast Finisher/Cut-off
WC qualification & prizes

Cyclists can only qualify for the Gran Fondo World Championships through the Individual Time Trial and Gran Fondo Classic.

Cyclists cannot qualify for the Gran Fondo World Championships through Gran Fondo Challenge, Gran Fondo Century or Gran Fondo Discovery.

The first 25% of each age categorie qualifies for the World Championships.

The winner of an age categorie always qualifies even if the age categorie only has one cyclist.

Race Kit Collection & Race Briefing

What to bring:

  • Valid Photo ID/NRIC/Passport
  • Print copy of your race confirmation email

Note: You are required to personally collect your own race kit and check-in. Collection on behalf or for team members are not allowed.

RACE KIT COLLECTION

17km / 82km / 140km / 251km Gran Fondo Double Package / 268km Tour de Bintan Package

 

Date: Friday, 3 March
Time: 10:00 – 21:30
Venue: Suria Room, Nirwana Resort Hotel

Note: Cyclists participating on these categories are strictly required to personally collect their race kit on the prescribed date only.

82km Day-trip Package 

 

Cyclists who signed up for the 82km Day-trip Package will collect their kit at the Tanah Merrah Ferry Terminal in Singapore before boarding the ferry to Bintan.

Date: Saturday 4 March
Time: 05:30 – 07:00
Venue: MetaSport Booth Tanah Merrah Ferry Terminal

55km Gran Fondo Discovery

 

You may collect your race kit on Friday 3rd March OR on Sunday 5th March race morning.

Cyclists signed up for the 55km Day-trip Package will collect their kit on race morning 5 March.

Date: Friday 3 March   /   Sunday, 5 March
Time: 10:00 – 21:30   /   08:00 – 09:00
Venue: Nirwana Resort Hotel   /  BBT Bintan Ferry Terminal

Participant List

Individual Time Trial Start List

Participant List

Classification

General Classification

The 17km Individual Time Trial, 140km Gran Fondo Classic and 111km Gran Fondo Century count towards the General Classification.

The Yellow Jersey is awarded after every stage and must be worn in the following stage.

The Top-3 of the General Classification at the end of the Tour de Bintan receive a trophy.

For each age category the cyclist with the fastest accumulated time is the winner and receives the Yellow Jersey.

 

Stage Classification

The 17km Individual Time Trial, 140km Gran Fondo Classic and 111km Gran Fondo Century have a Stage Classification.

For each age category the cyclist with the fastest time is the winner and receives a trophy.

All riders that cross the finish in the same peloton are credited with the same finish time. At each real break a new time is recorded.

 

Team Classification

ALL team cyclists can earn points towards a team ranking by finishing the 17km ITT, 140km Classic,  111km Century, 82km Challenge and 55km Discovery. Finishing top-5 or top 25% in the age category earns more points, see table below.

The top-3 male and female teams with the highest total points receive a trophy.

GC & Stage Victory Intermediate Sprint
11000300
2600200
3300100
4150
575
Top 25%25
Finisher10
UCI Gran Fondo World Championship

UCI Gran Fondo World Championship

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Gran Fondo World Series is awarded to Tour de Bintan along with 18 select cycling events across the world.

The UCI Gran Fondo World Series is a ‘cycling for all’ series where cyclists from all over the world can participate in events where they can obtain their ticket for the official UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in different age groups.

There are qualifier events for both Road Races and Time Trial. The UCI Gran Fondo World Championship will crown the new UCI World Champions in Road racing and Time Trial. The World Championship event will be held in Albi, France on 24-27 August 2017.

 

Tour de Bintan UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualifier races:

  • 17km Individual Time Trial – 3 March (Friday)
  • 140km Gran Fondo Classic – 4 March (Saturday)

 

How to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship:

  • The top 25% of each age category on 17km Individual Time Trial and 140km Gran Fondo Classic qualifies for the World Championship
  • The top 3 winners of an age category always qualifies regardless of the number of cyclists in the category
PRIZES

All finishers will receive a medal after completing the race

  • Stage winners of each category will receive a Tour de Bintan trophy
  • Top-3 finishers in the General Classification(ITT, 140km, 111km)  of each category will receive a Tour de Bintan trophy.
  • Overall Male and Female winners for the 82km and 55km will receive a Tour de Bintan trophy
  • Top 3 on Team Classification will receive a trophy
  • Category leader of General Classification (ITT, 140km, 111km) will receive a Tour de Bintan Leader Jersey
  • Category winners (ITT, 140km) who qualified for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship will receive a Gran Fondo World Series (GFWS) winner jersey
  • Top 25% finishers of UCI GFWS qualifier races (ITT, 140km) will receive a UCI Finisher medal
ATHLETE PERKS

All participants receive:

  • Post-race lunch on Saturday for Saturday riders
  • Post-race lunch on Sunday for Sunday riders
  • Tour de Bintan 2017 – CCN limited edition Polo Shirt (choice of size subject to availability at race kit collection)
  • Tour de Bintan 2017 – CCN Drawtsring Bag
  • Tour de Bintan – CCN cap
  • Zuna Sport cycling gloves
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Race kit
  • Mechanical assistance
  • Drink stations
  • Electronic timing
  • Downloadable race certificate
Rules and regulations
General

  • The Tour de Bintan (‘The Event’) is organised under the UCI (International Cycling Union) rules and regulations.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to limit and refuse entries.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to remove any participant deemed physically incapable of continuing the race.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend the Rules and Regulations without prior notification.
  • The Organisers reserve the right to amend the race course with prior notice to participants.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the Organisers reserve the right to delay the commencement of the race, shorten the race, modify the course or cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.
  • At any point in time, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.

Race Entry

  • Participants must be at least 16 years old to take part in Gran Fondo Challenge and Discovery.
  • Participants must at least be 18 years old to take part in the age categories Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic and Century.
  • Participants under 21 years old must provide parental consent to take part in the event.
  • On-the-spot entries will not be accepted.
  • The Organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete and/or incorrect entry details given by the participants.
  • Changes to race distance are permitted. An admin fee of S$20 will apply per change. All changes must be made by 27 February 2017.
  • Race entries are non-transferable. Any person doing so will be held responsible in case of an accident arising from or provoked by the other person during the race. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude both parties from future events.
  • Once the registration form has been processed, there will be no fee refund for the participants who, for whatever reason, eventually do not take part.
  • Participants who wish to cancels their race entry are entitled to:
    • 60% credit of the race entry if the cancellation is requested by 03 November 2016 (120 days before the event)
    • 40% credit of the race entry fee if the cancellation is requested by 10 February 2017 (21 days before the event)

Equipment

  • It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure that their bicycles are in good working condition and safe for use in a mass participation cycling event.
  • The organiser reserves the right to refuse participants with bicycles that are considered unsafe for the event.
  • Only conventional road bikes are allowed in the Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic, Gran Fondo Century as per UCI technical regulations
  • For the Gran Fondo Challenge and Discovery conventional road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrid bikes are allowed.
  • Triathlon handlebars, aerobars, bar extensions and bull horns are not allowed.
  • Handlebar ends have to be solidly plugged.
  • Wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes. Disc wheels are not allowed.
  • Non-standard wheels (with rims higher than 2.5cm, fewer than 16 spokes or a spoke thickness of over 2.4mm) must have passed a rupture test. See
    UCI’s approved wheels list
    .

  • Disc brakes are now allowed
  • Bottle cage holders behind the seat are not allowed in the Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic, Gran Fondo Century.
  • Hydration back packs are allowed in the Gran Fondo Challenge and Discovery.
  • Participants must wear a securely fastened cycling helmet for the duration of the entire race/ride.
  • Aero-helmets are not allowed.
  • Jerseys worn in the event must cover the shoulders for the Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic, Gran Fondo Century. Sleeveless cycling jerseys are not allowed.

Participant Obligations

  • Participants must attend the race briefing
  • Participants must keep to the left side of the road and observe traffic rules at all time.
  • Participants must ensure that their competition numbers are clearly visible at the back of their adorned apparel at all times.
  • Wearing headphones is not allowed at all times.
  • Private (support) vehicles are prohibited from the event.

Categories & Ranking

  • Cyclists who do not make the cut-off time during a stage are not allowed to continue and complete the stage, unless stipulated differently at the cut-off time (see below).
  • The Tour de Bintan has 3 classifications/competitions for all age categories: stage classification, general classification, team classification. For more detail go to the prizes tab
  • The first 25% of each age category on the Individual Time Trial and Gran Fondo Classic qualifies for the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship
  • The winner of an age category always qualifies, even if the age category has only 1 cyclist
  • Age category winner get a trophy. No prize money is awarded to winners
  • Age category winners receive a Gran Fondo World Series champion jersey for the Gran Fondo Classic and ITT
  • Age category winners receive a Tour de Bintan trophy for stage wins
  • General Classification (GC) winners receive a Tour de Bintan champion jersey. The top-3 of the GC receive a trophy.
  • All finishers receive a medal upon completion of their race category (e.g. Tour de Bintan package 17km + 140km + 111km, medal will be received upon finishing the 111km race)

Cut-off Time

Saturday:

82km Gran Fondo Challenge

  • Km 19 cut-off time is 10:35.
  • Km 62 cut-off time is 14:20 Cyclists will be transfered back to the finish by bus.
  • Km 82 / Finish cut-off time is 15:15. Finish line closed.

140km Gran Fondo Classic

  • Km 35 cut-off time is 10:00. Cyclists are sent on a shorter route to complete 82km instead.
  • Km 61 cut-off time is 11:15. Cyclists are sent on a shorter route to complete 110km instead.
  • Km 108 cut-off time is 13:35. Cyclists are sent on a shorter route to complete 130km instead.
  • Km 121 cut-off time is 14:20. Cyclists go into the cut-off bus and are transferred to the finish.
  • Km 140 finish cut-off time is 15:15. Finish line closed.

Sunday

111km Gran Fondo Century

  • Km 59 cut-off time is 10:30. Cyclists are sent on a shorter route to complete 80km instead.
  • Km 94 cut-off time is 12:15. Cyclists will be transferred to the finish line.
  • Km 111. Finish cut-off time is 13:15. Finish line closed.

55km Gran Fondo Discovery

  • Km 37 cut-off time is 12:15. Cyclists will be transferred to the finish line.
  • Km 55 finish line cut-off time is 13:15. Finish line closed.
Mechanic Support

Mechanics

A team of mechanics will provide mechanic services at the race venue and on the road.

Important: Come Prepared!

Cyclists are advised to bring their bikes in good condition to Bintan (and with basic spares). The mechanic services provided at the Tour de Bintan are meant to be for emergencies only.

Neutral wheels

The neutral wheels provided have Shimano 10-speed and 11-speed cassettes.

Neutral wheels rules:

  • Neutral wheels must be returned to the bike mechanic immediately after each stage.
    (It is highly recommended that cyclists who choose to ride tubular tyres, bring a spare pair of wheels, in case there is not enough time for the glue of a new tyre to harden between stages.)
  • The event organiser and contractors will take good care of the wheels, but are not liable for any damage to wheels once exchanged for a neutral wheel.

Mechanic cars

Cars with mechanics will follow the cyclists on the rides. They will focus on small repairs/quick fixes to enable them to stay with the peloton and provide their services to as many cyclists as possible.

Wheel motorbikes

Motorbikes with neutral wheels will follow the pelotons to provide a faster response for wheel replacement. However, the motorbike riders are NOT mechanics. Be prepared to make the wheel change yourself.

Note: Does not apply to Gran Fondo Discovery and Challenge.

Important – Please respect our service staff

Any form of verbal/physical abuse to our service staff will result in immediate disqualification.

While a mechanic issue may ruin your race, that’s part of cycling. With more than 1,000 cyclists on the road, although the mechanics will give you the best assistance possible, they may not be able to assist everyone.

You are advised to not fully rely on the neutral wheels and mechanics and bring spare tubes and a repair kit to fix punctures.

Thank you for your understanding.

Feed Zones
Cyclists are advised to start with two full drink bottles. The Organiser does not provide drinks or drink bottles at the start (something to consider before you throw your bottles away for a sprint finish).

Feed Zones

  • Feed zones consist of bottle handout area and recovery tent
  • The recovery tent provides water, isotonic drink and nutrition like bananas and cake and has a shaded seating area.
  • Bike bottles with water and isotonic drink are handed out at the bottle handout area. Please slow down if you want to collect a bottle.

  • Team or personal support vehicles are not allowed.
  • Littering is not allowed. Empty bottles are to be discarded within the drink station litter zone, which starts 100m before the station and finishes 100m after the station.

Medical Safety

  • Each start wave is followed by one ambulance on the route.
  • The ambulance follows the main group/peloton of a start wave, passing cyclists who are not able to stay with the main group / peloton.
  • Minor injuries are treated on the spot. Serious injuries are evacuated to the medical post at the start and finish area.

GENERAL SAFETY

In order for everyone to have a safe and memorable ride, we would like you to take note of the following.

Roads are Not Closed

The police will attempt a rolling road closure and stop traffic as the peloton of each age group category passes. However, normal road rules still apply. Riders are to keep as close as safely practical to the left hand side of the road, whether in a peleton or not.  The Police have the right to stop the race as they see fit due to any safety concerns that may arise.

Point Out Hazards

The local government makes a tremendous effort every year to provide good road conditions for the tour. However there may still be some areas with hazards. Warn riders behind you of any immediate danger: potholes, humps, rough road, sharp corners, etc.

Feed Zone safety

Please be aware at feed zones that some cyclists will be stopping to collect their drinks. If you want to collect drinks on the move, please cycle slowly through this area exercising caution to avoid clashes with other bikes.

Drinking on the Move

Don’t forget to drink amidst all the excitement. Once you start to feel thirsty, the chance that you are dehydrated is high. That is likely to affect your ride and potentially result in a heat injury.

Ride Safely

Don’t put yourself or other riders in danger by swerving or sudden braking. Negotiate sideway movements carefully.  Be considerate.

Sag Wagon

  • There will be vehicles to transfer cyclists back to the start and finish area. Cyclists that cannot or do not wish to continue are advised to proceed to the nearest feed zone to be transferred back to the start and finish area.
  • Cyclists collected by the SAG wagon are handed over to the ‘repatriation’ vehicles whenever the SAG wagon passes a feed zone.
  • Note that there will be waiting time for the SAG wagon transfers.