Filter Road Cup - Stage 7, Suure-Munamäe 3. Rattaralli

Date: 18.08.2019

Location: 

Start: Haanja Ski Stadium

Finish: the summit of Suur Munamägi

Objective: Recreational sport

Distances: 

 

  • Long distance 83,3 km (2 laps 40,9 km + 42,4 km)
  • Short distance 42,4 km  (1 lap: 42,4 km)

 

Map:

 

Race day schedule:

  • Race numbers can be picked up at the race centre from 9:30 to 11:45
  • Re-registration and first round of on the spot registration open from 9:30 to 10:30
  • Final chance to register from 10:30 to 11:45 (no re-registration)
  • Team representatives meeting, numbers for support vehicles at 11:00
  • Registration for children's races from 9:30 to 12:00
  • 12:00 – start of long distance race
  • 12:10 – start of short distance race
  • 12:20 – start of youth race
  • 12:21 – start of recreational race
  • Children's races start at 12:25
  • Award ceremony ~30 minutes after the winner of the long distance race has finished
  • The finish closes at 16:00

 

Map of the race centre:

Left circle - race centre and starting area; top circle - parking for individual participants; bottom circle - team parking.

The race track is marked in yellow. Please DO NOT park alongside the track because it is dangerous for groups.

 

Parking:

  • The car park for registered teams is marked on the race centre map above.
  • We ask that individual participants park only in the riders' car parks that are marked on the map above. By adhering to these regulations you are helping us run the event as smoothly as possible.

Children's activities:

  • Trampoline (except in adverse weather conditions)
  • Children's races (to read the manual click here):
      • 200m – M/N-U5 (no rankings)
      • 400m – M/N-U7 (no rankings)
      • 1km – M/N-10 (competition)
      • 2km – M/N-U13 (competition)

Catering by Põltsamaa: 

At all Filter Road Cup stages there is a Põltsamaa portable restaurant providing tasty Põltsamaa soup and juice drinks to all participants.

Showering:

Participants can shower near the race centre at Pub Finiš for 3€.

Description of the race track:

This is undoubtedly the most mountainous cycling race in Estonia. If there is any road race that allows you to enjoy the feel of the mountains in Estonia, it is the Suure Munamäe Cycling Race! The race centre is located in front of Haanja School and the track follows the Haanja-Rebase-Rõuge road towards Rõuge. It is a winding road with lots of ups and downs. In Rõuge the track turns towards Võru. While the road is still fairly mountainous near Rõuge, it becomes flatter on the Valga-Võru road. This is the most even section of the race, offering a calmer ride between the mountainous sections. On the border of Võru the track turns right towards Kasaritsa. The riders will pass by Võru Hospital and have to face more climbs. In Kasaritsa they will turn towards Rõuge again and pass by Rõuge, following the Rõuge-Kurgjärve-Haanja road towards the starting point. The section between Rõuge and Haanja is definitely the most mountainous of the race. The long distance racers will start their second lap in Haanja. However, short distance race participants must face the final and steep climb of the race: the peak of Suur Munamägi. The finish is located in the highest point of Estonia at the Suure Munamäe observation tower. Long distance riders will face this ascent after finishing the second lap! This makes it a race with a true uphill finish!

 

Previous winners: 

2018 Gert Jõeäär
2011-2017 race did not take place
2010 Jaan Kirsipuu

 

Awards:

  • The race manual provides a detailed description of the event and the awards system.
  • In addition to the regular classifications, we now have the Cycling Tour classification which encourages consistent participation in the races.

Other information:

  • Please respect the winners of the race! Unless you have an urgent need to leave, we ask that you stay for the award ceremony regardless of your own result.
  • Even though the riders have priority over other traffic on the race circuit, most of the track is also open to cars. The riders are also obliged to follow the 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 obliged to stay on the right side of the road.
  • The Filter Road Cup isn't just about racing and competition. It is a celebration of sports, a healthy lifestyle caring about oneself and others. Don't hesitate to introduce others to your hobby and invite them to join you in cycling. The best cycling race experience is doing it with your friends and family!