2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
3. RACE CALENDAR AND DISTANCES IN 2020
4. CHILDREN'S RACES
5. RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6. AGE GROUPS
7. TEAM CLASSIFICATION
8. BICYCLE TYPE
9. REGISTRATION AND FEES
11. THE FEE INCLUDES
12. RACE NUMBERS, WRISTBANDS AND STARTING GROUPS
13. CATERING AND LITTERING
14. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
15. MEDICAL AID
17. RANKINGS AND RESULTS
18. CYCLING TOUR CLASSIFICATION
19. STAGE AWARDS
20. SERIES AWARDS
21. CYCLING TOUR CLASSIFICATION AWARDS
22. LEADERS' JERSEYS
23. OTHER INFORMATION
24. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK
3.1. The following races take place at every Filter Road Cup event:
• Long distance race - this race is aimed at athletes and regularly training hobbyists for whom the result is most important. Depending on the event this race is 80-120 km long and riders have 4 hours to finish the race. Due to the time limit this race is not suitable for people who want to take it slow and simply enjoy the ride.
• Short distance race - this race is aimed at hobbyists and recreational cyclists and is open to participants of all levels, except for young cyclists as there is a separate youth race. The short distance race is 40-50 km long (75 km at the Tallinn Folk Race). As with the long distance race, the riders will be ranked and the winners will be awarded, but the short distance race is not meant for top athletes and is also suitable for those who want to enjoy the ride at a suitable pace.
• Youth race - as the name suggests, this race is for young athletes in age groups M/N-U15, M/N-U17, and N-U19. A separate youth race was created in cooperation with cycling coahes so future top athletes could dictate the race themselves and practice their race tactics.
3.2. Race calendar and exact distances:
|Stage 1 / Filter 35th Elva Cycling Race|
Date: Sunday, 05.07.2020
Location: The start, finish and race centre are located in Elva, in front of the Saint-Gobain glass factory at Kirde 2.
Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankings
• Long distance 87,2 km (2 laps: 43,6 km + 43,6 km)
• Short distance 43,6 km (1 lap: 43,6 km)
• Youth race 43,6 km (1 lap: 43,6 km
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km
|Stage 2 / Filter 27th Kuusalu Cycling Race|
Date: Sunday, 19.07.2020
Location: The start, finish and race centre are located at Kuusalu Sports Centre.
Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankingsDistances
• Long distance 107,2 km (2 laps: 53,6 km + 53,6 km)
• Short distance 55,6 km (1 lap: 55,6 km)
• Youth race 55,6 km (1 lap: 55,6 km)
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km
|Stage 3 / Filter 4th Suure Munamäe Cycling Race|
Date: Saturday, 01.08.2020
Location: The start and race centre are at Haanja Ski Centre, the finish is on the summit of Suur Munamägi.
Results based on: uphill finish, all times and rankings separate
• Long distance 83,3 km (2 laps: 40,9 km + 42,4 km)
• Short distance 42,4 km (1 lap: 42,4 km)
• Youth race 42,4 km (1 lap: 42,4 km)
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km
|Stage 4 / 10th Tallinna Rahvasõit|
Date: Sunday, 16.08.2020
Location: The start and finish are on Valukoja Street in Ülemiste City, Tallinn. The race centre is located in the East parking lot of Ülemiste City.
Results based on: flat ground finish, group times and rankings
• Long distance 117,0 km (2 laps: 58,5 km + 58,5 km)
• Short distance 75,7 km (1 lap: 75,7 km)
• Youth race 75,7 km (1 lap: 75,7 km)
• Recreational race 29,6 km (1 lap: 29,6 km)
• Children's races 300 m, 1 km, 2 km
4.1. The children's races are aimed at all children of the appropriate age. The objective is to simply finish the race and there will be no rankings with the exception of the M/N-U10 and M/N-U13 age groups where the three fastest children will be awarded.
4.2. Every participant will receive a children's race number, which is valid for the whole season. If the race number is lost or forgotten the registration staff can provide a replacement.
4.3. Every children's race finisher will receive a surprise provided by our race sponsors. The three fastest children in the M/N-U10 and M/N-U13 age groups will also receive an additional prize on stage.
4.4. The following age groups are used in the children's races:
4.5. The approximate distances of children's races are below. These may vary slightly depending on the location of the specific race.
4.6. The award ceremony for the winners in M/N-U10 and M/N-U13 age groups will take place shortly after the children's races have ended.
5.1. The schedule for all Filter Road Cup events except for Tallinna Rahvasõit is below.
5.2. The races at Tallinna Rahvasõit take place 1 hour later.
6.1. In the long distance race both the general classification and age groups classification include individual classification. In short distance races the general classification of every racing group and the age groups classification include individual classification.
6.2. Only the general classification that includes both the long and short distance races also includes the team classification. There are no age groups in team classification.
6.3. The year of birth determines the age groups. The following age groups are used in the Filter Road Cup.
|Men's age groups||Men's year of birth||Women's age groups||Women's year of birth|
|M-U15**||2006 - 2007||N-U15**||2006 - 2007|
||2004 - 2005||N-U17**||2004 - 2005|
|M-U19||2002 - 2003||N-U19**||2002 - 2003|
|M-U30||1991 - 2001||N-U30*||1991 - 2001|
|M30||1986 - 1990||N30*||1986 - 1990|
|M35||1981 - 1985||N35*||1981 - 1985|
|M40||1976 - 1980||N40+*||1980 and earlier|
|M45||1971 - 1975|
|M50||1966 - 1970|
|M55||1961 - 1965|
|M60*||1956 - 1960|
|M65*||1951 - 1955|
|M70+*||1950 and earlier|
6.4. Age groups marked with one asterisk * are only used in the short distance race. Riders in these age groups who wish to participate in the long distance race will be placed the closest available age group. There is one group for women of all ages in the long distance race.
6.5. Age groups marked with two asterisks ** are only used in the youth race. Based on (sport)pedagogical considerations, riders in these age groups are not allowed to participate in the long distance race.
7.1. In addition to individual classification, team classification is also available in Filter Road Cup. To participate, a team must be registered using the 'Team Registration' field on the registration page.
7.2. Team registration is free and can be done throughout the season on the registration page at www.maanteekarikasari.ee.
7.3. Registered teams are valid until the end of the season and cannot be changed during the season. New members cannot be added to the team after registration.
7.4. Registering a team means establishing a group of riders as a team, not registering individual team members to the race. All team members must be registered to either an event or the whole series by paying the registration fees.
7.5. A team consists of 3 to 6 people. Team members do not have to be members of the same cycling club or company - a team can be a group of friends, a randomly selected group of riders or people from multiple clubs or companies. The team members also do not have to be of the same gender, in the same age group, or competing in the same distance race. However, one person can only be part of one team.
8.1. Any type of standard individual human-powered bicycle may be used - road bike, mountain bike, handcycle, urban bike, kick scooter etc. However, using brakeless fixed gear bikes and time trial handlebars is forbidden due to safety concerns.
8.2. Using tandem bicycles, bicycles with an aerodynamic shell, electric bikes and other non-standard bikes as well as bikes with any additional source of power is only allowed in the short distance race for non-competitive purposes.
8.3. There are no separate classifications for different types of bicycles. Participants are competing on equal grounds regardless of the type of bicycle they use. Riders using bikes with any additional source of power are not eligible for awards.
9.1. Participants can pre-register on the registration page of the www.maanteekarikasari.ee website or register in the race centre on the day of the race (cash only).
9.2. The participation fees for the 2020 season are listed below.
|Round||Long distance||Short distance||Youth race||Kids races||Round ends|
|Škoda Rattalaat price||100€||100€||60€||0€||19.10.2019|
|Round 1 for whole series||125€||125€||75€||0€||31.12.2019|
|Round 2 for whole series||150€||150€||90€||0€||15.04.2020|
|Round 1 for single stage||30€||30€||20€||0€||Thursday before race week|
|Round 2 for single stage||35€||35€||25€||3€||Thursday of race week|
|Race day registration||40€||40€||30€||5€||Until closing of registration desk|
9.3. Race day registration applies only to the event taking place that day and only cash payments are accepted.
9.4. Pre-registrations (discounted registrations) cannot be cancelled or transferred to a different event regardless of the reasons for not being able to participate in the race.
9.5. The race day registration fee is the base price. Registering on the day of the race eliminates the risk of not being able to participate. With pre-registration there is always a possibility that plans change and someone won't be able to participate in the race. Due to this we offer a discounted price for those who register in advance. The earlier the registration, the higher the risk of not being able to participate - the greater the discount! Because of the aforementioned reasons, pre-registrations cannot be refunded or transferred to a different event regardless of why someone was unable to participate.
10.1. Re-registering from one distance to another is free if the price of both races is the same. Re-registering from a more expensive race to a cheaper one is free, but the difference in fees will not be refunded. If re-registering to a more expensive race, the participant must pay the difference in fees according to the price list.
10.2. Starting instead of another rider who has pre-registered:
10.3. Re-registration can only be done on the day of the race while the registration desk is open; only cash payments are accepted.
12.1. Race numbers and wristbands are used in Filter Road Cup. The commissaire's work and timekeeping are based on the race numbers, access to the starting area is based on the wristbands.
12.2. When participating for the first time during the season, every rider will receive a set of race numbers that are valid at all Filter Road Cup events until the end of the season. If the race numbers are lost or forgotten, replacements can be purchased for 3€.
12.3. Using the original Filter Road Cup numbers is mandatory. It is forbidden to use homemade numbers or numbers from other race series, even if the number itself matches the number assigned to the rider.
12.4. The wristbands for starting groups are handed out at the registration desk on every race day and they are valid only at the race taking place that day.
12.5. The race numbers must be attached to the rider's back: one number on the lower back in the middle and the second number on the left side about halfway up the back and rotated so that the number is horizontal when viewed from the side. If a rider's race number is placed incorrectly, a place in the results cannot be guaranteed for them. The wristband must be worn on the left wrist and presented to the guard when entering the starting area. If the band is not worn on the wrist, it is not valid and access to the starting area will be denied.
12.6. The starting area is divided into Group 1 and Group 2. Entry to the groups is only allowed through designated gates and with a valid wristband. Climbing over the fence or attempting to sneak in under the banners is forbidden. Riders who start in the wrong group or enter the starting area in a forbidden way are subject to a time penalty or disqualification.
12.7. The starting area will be opened 10 minutes before the start of the long distance race. 2 minutes before the race the Group 1 gate will be closed and the separation banners removed. If a Group 1 rider has not entered the starting area by this time, they will have to start in Group 2. Starting groups are formed as follows:
12.8. The starting area will be opened to short distance race participants as soon as the banners have been set in place again after the start of the long distance race. 2 minutes before the start the Group 1 gate will be closed and the separation banners removed. If a Group 1 rider has not entered the starting area by this time, they will have to start in Group 2. Starting groups are formed as follows:
12.9. All youth race participants are placed in the same starting group. They must enter the starting area through the Group 1 gate which is opened as soon the banners have been set in place again after the start of the short distance race.
13.1. Food and drinks are provided to competitors in the race centre. There are no official feed zones on the track.
13.2. There are designated litter zones on the track where riders are allowed to dispose of any trash. The litter zones are located approximately in the middle point of the track, they are 200 metres long and marked with signs. Littering outside of the designated zone is strictly forbidden and anyone who does this will be disqualified.
13.3. Teams and supporters are allowed to feed the riders only on the right side of the road. Feeding from support vehicles is only allowed in the middle section of the race track and the commissaires' instructions must be followed. It is prohibited during the first 30 km and the last 20 km of the race.
13.4. In the race centre there are labeled trash bags for recycling, which are located around the catering area.
14.1. The organisers do not provide spare parts or technical assistance on the track.
14.2. Team representatives are allowed to provide technical assistance from registered and marked support vehicles. Only support vehicles that are registered in advance and equipped with radios that can operate on the same frequency as the race radios will be allowed into the racing group.
14.3. Support vehicles can be registered until Wednesday midnight during the week of the race by sending an email to the head secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
14.4. If no compatible radios are available, one can be rented from the organisers. This must be mentioned in the aforementioned email when registering a support vehicle.
14.5. Only team representatives who have an appropriate driving licence and a valid competitor, driver, coash, mechanic or manager licence issued by EJL or other national federation are allowed to drive support vehicles and provide technical assistance.
14.6. The order of the support vehicles will be determined by two rounds of lottery at the team representatives meeting . The first round is for pre-registered vehicles. The second round is for all other vehicles that meet the regulations stated in section 14.5. of the manual.
14.7. Riders who abandon the race can be transported back to the race centre with an organisational vehicle driving behind the last rider.
15.1. Emergency medical aid is provided by race paramedics. There are two ambulance crews on the track and a paramedic in the medical tent in the race centre.
16.1. Penalties are regulated by UCI rules, EJL regulation and the Filter Road Cup race manual.
17.1. Depending on the nature of the race, the stage results will be based on either a group finish or an uphill finish. Series results are based on points earned from stages.
• Races with a group finish - Kuusalu, Elva, Tallinn. The top 12 in the general classification will get their own rank and points. The group finish principle will be used for everyone else - all competitors who finish the race in the same group will share the same ranks and points. All riders who are less than 3 seconds behind the rider in the front are considered part of the group. For example, if a group of 50 cyclists is racing to finish first, the first 12 to finish will get individual ranks and points and everyone else in the group will have to share ranks 13 to 50, equally sharing the points as well. The final points will be rounded either up or down to the closest integer.
17.2. If the winner of the women's general classification is not among the top 12 in a group finish race, photo finish will be used to the determine the women's winner for the award ceremony. This will not affect their ranking in the series results and they will still receive the same amount of points as others in the same group.
17.3. In both the individual and team classification of the whole series, the three highest point scores are taken into account, and the lowest score is eliminated. If a rider has not finished all races in the series, the missing score will be eliminated. The lowest score of every rider will not be taken into account in the series overall results after Stage 3.
17.4. Every race has both the general and the age groups classification. Points are awarded based on the general classification results. The age group rankings are determined by separating the riders of a certain age group from the general classification results. If the point scores are equal, the rankings will be based on the number of stage victories. If this is equal as well, the number of 2nd places awarded will be taken into account, then the number of 3rd place and so on. In a hypothetical situation where all the scores are still equal after this, the last stage's results determine the winner.
17.5. In team classification, the three highest scores earned by a team's members at a given race will be taken into account, regardless of the race distance or the riders' age groups. If fewer than three team members finish the race, the points of all team members who finished will be taken into account.
17.6. Points are awarded separately for every race according to the following system:
|Long distance||Short distance and youth races|
17.7. Preliminary results will be published no later than the day after the race on the official Road Cup website www.maanteekarikasari.ee.
17.8. Due to the possibility of mistakes in the preliminary results, unsportsmanlike conduct and other incidents, riders are allowed to file complaints up to 6 days after the race. Complaints must be filed by email in accordance with Section 24.2. of the race manual.
17.9. Final results will be published online at www.maanteekarikasari.ee and other related sites no later than 7 days after the race.
17.10. No further complaints will be considered after the final results have been published and the results will not be changed.
18.1. Along with the series overall classification there is also a cycling tour classification, where the stages of the race series are regarded as stages of a cycling tour and the times from all stages will be added together. NB! IN 2020 THE CYCLING TOUR CLASSIFICATION WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AND THE AWARDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT!
18.2. There are separate cycling tour classifications for the long distance race, the main short distance race and the youth race.
18.3. To participate, a rider must complete all races of the same distance in the series. Cyclists who do not participate in some races or participate in a mix of long and short distance races are not eligible to participate in the cycling tour classification.
18.4. Age groups and teams do not matter in the cycling tour classification - only individual results from the overall classification. Bonus seconds and the 3 km rule also do not matter. The results are determined by adding together all finish times of a rider. If the results are equal, the rankings will be based on the number of stage victories. If these are still equal, the number of 2nd places will be taken into account, then the number of 3rd places and so on. In a hypothetical situation where all the results are still equal after this, the last stage's results determine the winner.
19.1. The award ceremony starts approximately 30 minutes after the winner of the long distance race has finished.
19.2. The awards are based on preliminary results. If any results are later corrected, it will only affect the series overall results and the awards given at each event will not be changed or switched.
19.3. Riders must be present at the ceremony to receive their award. They will not be able to receive the award at a later time. Not being present at the ceremony means giving up the prize.
19.4. Only the general classification winners will receive stage awards. The age group winners will not receive awards at every event because with the group ranks system the age group classification mainly counts in the series overall results.
19.5. Stage awards are given based on the following principles:
20.1. The series overall award ceremony will take place as a separate event after the season has ended. The exact time and location will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance. The 2020 seasonal award ceremony will take place on September 26 in Ülemiste CityStock container warehouse!
20.2. In order to receive an award, one must be present at the award ceremony. In case the rider cannot attend the award ceremony, their coach or representative may receive the award. Awards will not be presented at a later time.
20.3. In the general classification, the 6 best men and 3 best women of the long distance race will receive a trophy as well as a monetary award or a prize item. In addition, the 3 best men and 3 best women of the short distance and youth races will be awarded.
20.4. In the age groups classification, a trophy and a symbolic prize will be presented CONDITIONALLY to the top 3 of every age group. To maintain the competitive value of the series awards, these awards will only be presented to those who have finished AT LEAST 2 races in the current season. Finishing only one race is not considered an athletic achievement worthy of a series award, even if the points gained from one race are enough to place the rider in the top 3 of their age group.
20.5. The top 3 teams in the team classification will receive a trophy and a symbolic prize.
21.1. There are no stage awards in the cycling tour classification, only series awards. NB! IN 2020 THE CYCLING TOUR CLASSIFICATION WILL NOT TAKE PLACE AND THE AWARDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT!
21.2. The 3 fastest men and the fastest woman in the cycling tour classification will receive a trophy.
21.3. All successful participants in the cycling tour classification (must have finished all 6 races according to the rules) will receive a prize, regardless of the rank. The prizes include various items, some of smaller and some of greater value and the winners will be chosen by a draw. The winner of the cycling tour classification will be the first to draw a prize, then the 2nd place rider and so on.
21.4. Being present at the ceremony is required in order to receive an award. Awards will not be presented at a later time.
22.1. Four different leaders' jerseys are used in the Filter Road Cup: blue, yellow, pink and white. Jerseys are given out based on the long distance race point scores.
22.2. The jerseys will be given to the riders at the registration desk before the start of every race. The jersey gives the rider the right to start in front of everybody else.
22.3. Every wearer of a jersey will be given a jersey of the same colour by the organiser. If the rider maintains the right to wear the jersey at the following events as well, they must wear the one that has already been given to them.
22.4. The wearer of the jersey must ensure that it is in good condition. If the jersey has been damaged or forgotten or is irreversibly stained, the rider may ask for a second jersey at the registration desk.
22.5. If the rightful owner of a jersey does not participate in a race, then the jersey of that colour will not be given to anyone at that event.
22.6. If one rider is entitled to a yellow jersey as well as a different colour jersey, they must wear the yellow one and the other jersey will be handed to the rider who came second in the corresponding classification. The blue jersey is an exception and will not be given to anyone else.
22.7. Only the blue jersey will be issued at the first event of the series.
22.8. The owner of a jersey must wear it at the events, together with the race numbers.
22.9. Adding sponsors' logos or texts to the jersey or changing the design is not allowed unless the organisers of the Filter Road Cup have given the permission to do so.
22.10. It is prohibited to wear leaders' jerseys that were used during previous seasons or were bought, gifted or borrowed. The jerseys may only be worn by their current rightful owners.
23.1. The race is held in accordance with UCI and EJL regulations and the Filter Road Cup race manual.
23.2. Young athletes with an EJL licence must follow the regulations regarding the gear ratio.
23.3. Pushing a fellow rider is forbidden. The penalty for pushing a rider from behind is a warning, a fine or the disqualification of both riders involved.
23.4. Filter Road Cup is a recreational sports event - a licence is not required to race. Everyone who wishes to participate is welcome.
23.5. Everyone participates at their own risk. By starting the race the rider confirms that they have read and understood the race manual, are physically fit to participate and acknowledges the risks associated with cycling. In the case of an accident all costs and damages are covered by the rider without filing any claims against the organiser.
23.6. Even though the riders have priority over other traffic on the race track, most of the track is also open to general traffic. Riders are obliged to follow traffic regulations and to ensure their own safety to the best of their abilities. If no police or security escorts are there, all riders are must stay on the right side of the road.
23.7. Wearing a helmet is mandatory, no exceptions.
23.8. Crossing the finish line multiple times is forbidden. If a rider crosses the finish line more than once, the board of commissaires may use the last finish time in the results as a penalty.
23.9. All participants must respect clean and honest sport. Estonian anti-doping rules apply to the races and SA Eesti Antidoping has the right to carry out doping tests among all participants. More information can be found at http://www.antidoping.ee/en/.
23.10. All matters not addressed in the race manual will be resolved by the board of commissaires.
23.11. The organisers are allowed to modify or amend the race manual during the season with the permission of the board of commissaires.
24.1. The official website and source of information is www.maanteekarikasari.ee. If other online sources provide slightly different information, the information on the official website of the races is considered the most accurate.
24.2. Contact information for feedback:
24.3. Please send any questions regarding the regulations and the work of the commissaires as well as complaints concerning the unsportsmanlike behaviour of other participants to the head commissaire of the specific event.