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RACE INFO

DISTANCES
    DAYEVENTDISTANCEVENUE

    Friday, 23 March

    Individual Time Trial17 kmPlaza Lagoi

    Saturday, 24 March

    Gran Fondo Classic144 kmSimpang Lagoi
    Gran Fondo Challenge82 kmSimpang Lagoi

    Sunday, 25 March

    Gran Fondo Century*111 kmNirwana Gardens
    Gran Fondo Discovery55 kmStart: Bintan Ferry Terminal
    Finish: Nirwana Gardens

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

    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+
    • Age categories above apply to competitive Gran Fondo races (17km ITT, 144km Classic, 111kmCentury).
    • 18 years and above qualify for the Tour de Bintan General Classification
    • Only 19 years and above are qualified to the UCI World Championships
    • The Top 25% of each age category in the 17km ITT and 144km 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.
    MenWomen
    19-3419-34
    35-3935-39
    40-4440-44
    45-4945-49
    50-5450-54
    55-5955-59
    60-6460-64
    65+65+
    • Age categories above apply to competitive Gran Fondo races (17km ITT, 144km Classic, 111km Century).
    • 18 years and above qualify for the Tour de Bintan General Classification
    • Only 19 years & above can qualify for the UCI World Championships
    • The Top 25% of each age category in the 17km ITT and 144km 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.
    CLASSIFICATION

    General Classification

    The 17km Individual Time Trial, 144km Gran Fondo Classic and 111km Gran Fondo Century count towards the General Classification.

    General Classification is accumulative.

    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, 144km Gran Fondo Classic and 111km Gran Fondo Century have a Stage Classification.

    Stage classification is recorded daily and is not accumulative.

    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, 144km 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.

    For more information, visit the Teams page.

    RACE KIT COLLECTION

    Venue: Suria Room, Nirwana Resort Hotel

    Date: 23 March, Friday

    Time: 10:00 – 21:30

    All riders competing in the Individual Time Trial, Gran Fondo Classic and Gran Fondo Century must collect their race kits on Friday!

     

    Travel-easy package for Day-trippers (82km Gran Fondo Challenge)

    Athletes who have purchased the MetaSport travel-easy package for the Challenge race on Saturday 24 March will be able to collect their race kits at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on race morning.

     

    Travel-easy package for Day-trippers (55km Gran Fondo Discovery)

    Athletes who have purchased the MetaSport day-trip package for the Discovery race on Sunday 25 March will be able to collect their race kits at the race venue on race morning.

     

    Note: 

    • If you are not able to stay overnight on the island, you are encouraged to book the MetaSport day-trip package for 82km and 55km
    • Participants who booked in own day-trip ferries will have to come and collect their race kit on Friday, 23 March.
    • Add the day-trip package when you register for the 82km and 55km Individual categories.
    HEALTH ADVICE

    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 puts 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 guns goes, a combination of water and electrolyte drinks during the race will help keep your performance up and your injury risk down. Stop at all the aid stations and cool down with a cold water sponge while grabbing your chosen drinks.

     

    Not used to the heat? Start at a slower pace

    If this is your first time at IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan or have been training in a cooler and less humid place, start your race at a slower pace than you normally would. Listen to your body and let it guide you to the best race pace for you.

     

    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 the transition area to set up for the race.

     

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

    Slow your pace down and even take a short break. If things don’t improve, inform a race official and head to the medical tent.

     

    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 someone stumbling, running or walking in a strange way, 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!

    RACE REPORTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS