Filter Velokauss  - Stage II

Date: 23.05.2019

Location: The start and finish are located near Riga on the central square of Garkalne.

Objective: Recreational sport

Distance: time trial 20 km, MTB 8 km

Format: 

  • Individual time trial in pairs for road cyclists - riders will set off in pairs with 30 second intervals, but it is also allowed to start alone if a rider hasn't found a suitable partner. More information in Section 7 of the race manual.
  • Individual time trial for MTB cyclists - riders will set off in pairs with 30 second intervals.

 

Map:

 

 

Schedule:

  • Registration is open at the race centre from 16:30 to 19:30.
  • Start for the MTB race is open from 17:30 to 17:45.
  • Start for the road race is open from 18:00 to 19:30.
  • The race centre closes at 20:30.

 

Race center:

 

Parking:

  • To avoid traffic jams in the race centre, we ask that participants park their cars in the car park shown above or further away according to the general parking regulations that apply there.

Warming up:

  • Warming up on the race track is prohibited during the race. Please respect your fellow riders and allow them to concentrate on their race without being disturbed.

  • There are trainers at the race centre which can be used for free by all participants.

 

Track records:

1. Oļegs Meļehs / Rihards Bartuševics 2013; 0:25:31; average speed 47,0 km/h

2. Vitālijs Korņilovs / Kristaps Knops 2018; 0:25:53; average speed 46,3 km/h

3. Armands Bēcis / Sandis Āķis 2014; 0:25:56; average speed 46,2 km/h


Track description:

The Garkalne track is a classic back-and-forth time trial track with one turn. Most of the track is surrounded by pine forests, therefore it is not open to winds. There are no climbs on the track and the road surface is relatively good.

Awards:

  • There are no stage awards in the Filter Velokauss series. The award ceremony will take place at the end of the season.

Other info:

  • Keep in mind that even though the participants have priority over other traffic on the track, most of the track is still open to cars as well. The riders are also required to ensure their own safety to the best of their abilities and follow the traffic regulations. The riders may only occupy the right hand side of the road - cutting bends is strictly prohibited!

  • The Filter Time Trial Cup is not only meant for professional athletes with expensive gear. It is a recreational sports event and cyclists of any level are welcome.