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*Age is as of 31 December 2021
|85km Gran Fondo Challenge||55km Gran Fondo Discovery|
*Age is as of 31 December 2021
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.
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.
1st — 10 seconds
2nd — 6 seconds
3rd — 4 seconds
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.
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
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:
These cyclists will be able to collect their race kits on race morning upon arrival in Bintan.
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:
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
Mechanics will be available to assist you with basic servicing and repairs over race weekend. Replacement parts will be chargeable.
Host hotel Bike Depot 10:00-22:00
ITT Plaza Lagoi 12:30-18:00
Simpang Lagoi 06:30-15:30
Host hotel Bike Depot 16:30-18:30
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!