RACE INFO

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DISTANCES
DAY EVENT DISTANCE VENUE

Friday

Individual Time Trial 17 km Plaza Lagoi

Saturday

Gran Fondo Classic 130 km (Women)
140 km (Men)
Simpang Lagoi
Saturday Gran Fondo Challenge 85 km Simpang Lagoi

Sunday

Gran Fondo Century* 108 km TBC
Sunday Gran Fondo Discovery 55 km TBC

*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 108km Gran Fondo Century is only through the 3-day Tour Package and 2-day Race Package (Competitive).

AGE CATEGORIES
17km, 130km/140km, 108km85km, 55km
Men Women
19*-34 19*-34
35-39 35-39
40-44 40-44
45-49 45-49
50-54 50-54
55-59 55-59
60-64 60-64
65+ 65+
  • Age categories above apply to competitive the Gran Fondo races (17km ITT, Gran Fondo Classic, 108km Century).
  • The Top 20% of each age category in the 17km ITT and Gran Fondo Classic will qualify for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championship
  • *18 year old individuals may race but will not be ranked due to UCI’s Regulations

*Age is as of 31 December 2021

85km Gran Fondo Challenge 55km Gran Fondo Discovery
16+ 16+
  • Age categories above apply to non-competitive Gran Fondo races (85km Gran Fondo Challenge and 55km Gran Fondo Discovery)

*Age is as of 31 December 2021

CLASSIFICATION
Stage Classification

The 17km Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic and 108km 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, Gran Fondo Classic and 108km 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.

Sprints Bonuses

  • Sprint bonuses are awarded to the first three cyclists across the finish and 2 intermediate sprint points of the Gran Fondo Classic and Century (108km).
  • 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, Gran Fondo Classic, 108km Century, 85km Challenge and 55km Discovery. Finishing top 5 or top 20% 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.

RACE KIT COLLECTION
Venue: TBC

Date: Friday

Time: 10:00 – 21:30

All cyclists must collect their race kit on Friday.

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

What to bring?

1. Identification (FIN or passport)

2. E-copy of entry confirmation email with the QR code

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 85kms: Saturday
  • Gran Fondo Discovery 55kms: Sunday 

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

Note: 

  • 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 85km
  • Participants who book their own day-trip ferries are required to collect their race kit on Friday
  • You can add the Travel Easy Package for Day-trippers at the time of registration for the Challenge 85km
START & FINISH LOCATIONS

Tour de Bintan 2021 start and finish locations

BIKE TRANSFERS TO VENUES
Bike Transfers

You are required to inform your hotel’s bike depot where you want your bike to go over the weekend.  They will not move it without your instruction, so be sure to advise them clearly.

Upon instruction, partner hotel’s will transfer bikes to/from:

  • Saturday: Simpang Lagoi (Gran Fondo Classic and Challenge races)
  • Sunday: TBC(Gran Fondo Century and Discovery races)

Bike Depot

All partner hotels have a bike depot where bikes will be centralised.

The default bike depot for the race will be located at the host hotel.

Host hotel Bike Depot Hours

Thursday 09:00-21:00

Friday 08:00-22:00

Saturday 08:00-21:00

Sunday 05:30-19:30

Monday 07:00-19:30

MECHANICS
Mechanics Hours and Locations

Mechanics will be available to assist you with basic servicing and repairs over race weekend.  Replacement parts will be chargeable.

Friday:

Host hotel Bike Depot 10:00-22:00
ITT Plaza Lagoi 12:30-18:00

Saturday:

Simpang Lagoi 06:30-15:30
Host hotel Bike Depot 16:30-18:30

Sunday:

Host hotel Bike Depot 06:00-07:30 & 10:00-14:00

Mechanics will also be roaming the cycle courses on Saturday and Sunday to assist with mechanical issues during the races.

HEALTH ADVICE
Please look after yourself and try to stay away from the medical tent!  Bintan’s tropical climate of high temperatures and humidity put a great deal of stress on 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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