|10:00 – 21:30||ALL categories||Race Kit Collection||Nirwana Resort Hotel|
|10:00 – 21:30||ALL categories||Race Briefing Video||Nirwana Resort Hotel|
|13:30||17km Individual Time Trial||Start Women||Plaza Lagoi|
|14:00||17km Individual Time Trial||Start Men 18 – 34||Plaza Lagoi|
|14:30||17km Individual Time Trial||Start Men 35-39||Plaza Lagoi|
|15:00||17km Individual Time Trial||Start Men 40-44||Plaza Lagoi|
|15:30||17km Individual Time Trial||Start Men 45-49||Plaza Lagoi|
|16:30||17km Individual Time Trial||Start Men 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+||Plaza Lagoi|
|Various||17km Individual Time Trial||Prize presentation||Plaza Lagoi|
A morning session would only be added if the afternoon session runs full
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.
|06:00|| Bus transfers to Simpang Lagoi commence|
(Check the bus schedule)
|Nirwana Gardens to Simpang Lagoi|
|07:30||140km Gran Fondo Classic||Start Women||Simpang Lagoi|
|07:40||140km Gran Fondo Classic||Start Men 18-34||Simpang Lagoi|
|07:50||140km Gran Fondo Classic||Start Men 35-39||Simpang Lagoi|
|08:00||140km Gran Fondo Classic||Start Men 40-44||Simpang Lagoi|
|08:10||140km Gran Fondo Classic||Start Men 45-49||Simpang Lagoi|
|08:15||140km Gran Fondo Classic||Start Men 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+||Simpang Lagoi|
|09:15||82km Gran Fondo Challenge||Start Gran Fondo Challenge||Simpang Lagoi|
|12:30||140km Classic, 82km Challenge||Prize presentation||Simpang Lagoi|
|Start: Bus transfer to Nirwana Gardens (check the bus schedule)||Simpang Lagoi to Nirwana Gardens|
|15:15||140km Classic, 82km Challenge||Finish line cut-off|
|07:00||111km Gran Fondo Century||Start Women||Nirwana Resort Centre|
|07:10||111km Gran Fondo Century||Start Men 18-34||NirwanaResort Centre|
|07:15||111km Gran Fondo Century||Start Men 35-39||NirwanaResort Centre|
|07:20||111km Gran Fondo Century||Start Men 40-44||Nirwana Resort Centre|
|07:25||111km Gran Fondo Century||Start Men 45-49||Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel|
|07:30||111km Gran Fondo Century||Start Men 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+||Nirwana Gardens Resort Hotel|
|09:20||55km Gran Fondo Discovery||Start Gran Fondo Discovery||Bintan Ferry Terminal|
|11:00 – 14:00||111km Century, 55km Discovery||Finisher Lunch||Camp Able (Nirwana Gardens)|
|12:00||111km Century, 55km Discovery||Prize Presentation||Camp Able (Nirwana Gardens)|
|13:15||111km Century, 55km Discovery||Last Finisher/Cut-off|
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.
Note: You are required to personally collect your own race kit and check-in. Collection on behalf or for team members are not allowed.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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|
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:
How to qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship:
82km Gran Fondo Challenge
140km Gran Fondo Classic
111km Gran Fondo Century
55km Gran Fondo Discovery
A team of mechanics will provide mechanic services at the race venue and on the road.
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.
The neutral wheels provided have Shimano 10-speed and 11-speed cassettes.
Neutral wheels rules:
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.
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.
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).
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.
Don’t put yourself or other riders in danger by swerving or sudden braking. Negotiate sideway movements carefully. Be considerate.