VICC RACE DAYS EXPLAINED

EVENT TYPE

The VICC Race Day events are Criterium bike races

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Riders race around a fixed number of laps of the Cyclodrom on the Donauinsel


Each lap is approximately 1km

Every 3 laps there are points available in a sprint to the start/finish line

Riders are ranked at the end of the race based on the number of points collected

The rider with the most points is the winner

In each case of tied points, riders are next ranked according to their position in the final sprint

SCORING POINTS

Every 3 laps there are points available in a sprint to the start/finish line


Points are awarded to riders crossing the line in the following positions

1st = 5

2nd = 3

3rd = 2

4th = 1

At the end of the final lap, the points available in the sprint are as follows (i.e. double the points of the other sprints)

1st = 10

2nd = 6

3rd = 4

4th = 2

If a rider or group of riders ride ahead of the “pack” so far that they catch them again from behind, then they are said to have “taken a lap” and are awarded 20 points


If a rider or group of riders fall behind the “pack” so far that the pack catches them again from behind, they are said to have “lost a lap” and are deducted 20 points

LAPS

A bell is rung as the lead group of riders begins a point-scoring lap i.e. as they begin lap 3, 6, 9 etc.


There is also a lap counter visible at the start finish line


The laps are counted according to the position of the lead rider

RACE NUMBERS

Riders wear 2 race numbers on their jersey for identification

Race numbers are picked up at the registration desk

Riders must return their race numbers after the race has ended