RACE INFO - Tourdebintan
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    Friday, 29 March

    Individual Time Trial17 kmPlaza Lagoi

    Saturday, 30 March

    Gran Fondo Classic140 kmSimpang Lagoi
    Gran Fondo Challenge82 kmSimpang Lagoi

    Sunday, 31 March

    Gran Fondo Century*111 kmBintan Lagoon Resort
    Gran Fondo Discovery55 km Bintan Lagoon Resort

    *You can register as single rides or the 3-day Tour Package, 2-day Race Package (Competitive), 2-day Ride Package (Non-competitive)

    **Registration for the 111km Gran Fondo Century is only through the 3-day Tour Package and 2-day Race Package (Competitive).

    • Age categories above apply to competitive Gran Fondo races (17km ITT, 140km Classic, 111km Century).
    • The Top 25% of each age category in the 17km ITT and 140km Gran Fondo Classic will qualify 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.

    *Age is as of 31 December 2019

    82km Gran Fondo Challenge55km Gran Fondo Discovery
    • Age categories above apply to non-competitive Gran Fondo races (82km Gran Fondo Challenge and 55km Gran Fondo Discovery)

    *Age is as of 31 December 2018


    Stage Classification

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

    For each age category the cyclist who crosses the finish line first is the ‘stage’ 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.


    General Classification

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

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

    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.

    Intermediate Sprints

    • The Gran Fondo Classic (140km) and Century (111km) each have 2 intermediate sprint points.
    • The first three cyclists of each category that pass these points earn bonus seconds for the General Classification

    1st — 10 seconds

    2nd — 6 seconds

    3rd — 4 seconds



    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 here.

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

    For more information, visit the Teams page.


    Venue: Bintan Lagoon Resort

    Date: 29 March, Friday

    Time: 10:00 – 21:30

    All cyclists must collect their race kit on Friday.

    The only exceptions are Gran Fondo Classic and Discovery cyclists purchasing the Travel-Easy Package for Day-trippers.


    What to bring?

    1. Identification (FIN or passport)

    2. Printed copy of entry confirmation email with the QR code

    3. A completed PAR-Q Form


    If you do not have the required documents you will not be able to collect the race kit.


    Travel-Easy Package for Day-trippers:

    • Gran Fondo Challenge 82kms: Saturday 30 March
    • Gran Fondo Discovery 55kms: Sunday 31 March

    These cyclists will be able to collect their race kits on race morning upon arrival in Bintan.



    • If you are not able to stay overnight on the island, you are encouraged to book the Travel-Easy Package for Day-trippers and enter the Gran Fondo Challenge 82km or the Gran Fondo Discovery 55km
    • Participants who book their own day-trip ferries are required to collect their race kit on Friday, 29 March.
    • You can add the Travel Easy Package for Day-trippers at the time of registration for the Challenge 82km and Discovery 55km rides.

    Tour de Bintan 2019 start and finish locations


    Please look after yourself and try to stay away from the medical tent!  In Bintan, heat takes on a whole new meaning: high temperatures and very high humidity. These combined put a great deal of stress to your body and places you at greater risk of developing a heat injury.


    To avoid this, here are a few tips from the Medical Director:


    Have a heart check!

    Make sure your ticker is working at full throttle by having a check up at with your local doctor.  This will avoid any nasty surprises as you train and on race day.  It is especially important for males aged 35 and over.


    Stay well hydrated prior and during the race

    Your race hydration should begin in the days leading up to the event!  Be sure to keep drinking water and electrolyte drinks for two days prior to ensure you start the race fully hydrated.  Once the gun goes, a combination of water and electrolyte drinks during the race will help keep your performance up and your injury risk down. Grab a cold drink (bottle) at each of the feed zones to ensure you don’t run out of fluids.


    Not used to the heat? Start at a slower pace

    If this is your first time at Tour de Bintan or have been training in a cooler and less humid place, be more conservative in your pace and race efforts than you normally would.


    Been feeling under the weather recently, perhaps with a flu and muscle aches?

    Check with the medical team before you take part in the race. Had diarrhoea or vomiting recently? This would have resulted in loss of fluid and electrolytes, so ensure to replace these before you head to race start.


    Experiencing undue fatigue, headache, or giddiness during the event?

    Slow your pace down and even take a short break. If things don’t improve, stop at a feed zone and inform a race official, or call the emergency number.


    Even as you take care of yourself before and during the event, keep an eye out for any fellow participant who might not be looking too well. If you see a cyclist not riding in a straight line, or someone who seems to be really struggling, please stop and ask how they are. You may be doing that person a big favour by letting a race official know or by asking for medical help.


    Here’s wishing you a wonderful, healthy and safe day at Tour de Bintan!


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