Rules

ARTICLE 1 – DATES

Corrado GEX Ski Club is organising an international ski mountaineering event for teams of two under the name “18th Tour du Rutor Extrême by Millet”, to be held on April 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2016 as part of the La Grande Course 2015-2016 calendar and as a stage of the Long Distance ISMF World Cup.

 

ARTICLE 2 – ADMISSION AND CATEGORIES

The categories admitted for the 3 days of competitions are the following ones:

Senior men’s and women’s (in teams of two) for athletes born between 1971 and 1995 (21 and over);

Master’s men’s and women’s (in teams of two) for athletes born in the year 1970 or earlier;

Junior men’s and women’s (in teams of two) for athletes born in the years 1996 – 1997 – 1998(18-19-20 years old);

Cadets men’s and women’s (in teams of two) for athletes born in the years 1999 – 2000 – 2001 (15-16-17 years old);

Pairs of different ages and sexes are permitted. 

 

ARTICLE 3 – EQUIPMENT

Each athlete will be aware of and directly responsible for all the equipment he or she uses during the competition. At the time of registration, the athlete will guarantee the technical efficiency of his or her equipment and its conformity to these regulations. For safety reasons, each individual athlete must carry his or her own equipment throughout the various legs of the competition, with the exception of skis and climbing skins. These items may be carried by the athlete’s teammate during segments walked: skis must be anchored to the back of the backpack (not to the front, from shoulder strap to shoulder strap), using the safety strings provided. Once the competition is underway, materials may be replaced only if broken: they will be inspected at the nearest inspection station, which must promptly notify the organisers of the replacement. The organisers are not responsible for providing replacement materials in the event of breakage or damage.

 

ARTICLE 4 – INDIVIDUAL ITEMS REQUIRED FOR ALL CATEGORIES

- a pair of ski touring skis:

minimum length 160 cm for men and 150 cm for the women’s and youth categories, with metal strips along at least 90% of their total length, minimum width 60 mm measured from the middle of the ski, which is normally the narrowest part. The manufacturer’s declared measurements shall be taken into consideration; the manufacturer accepts full liability for their accuracy;

- a pair of ski touring boots:

boots must be high enough to cover the ankles, must be ready for rapid, safe connection of crampons, and must be fitted with devices for closing the boot shell and top boot and a lock for the angle between the top boot and the boot shell. All closures and soles for ski touring boots sold by manufacturers will be considered approved under the regulations, unless they have been modified. Other types of soles and modified soles are admitted provide they meet the following requirements:

– the minimum outside surface of the ridges in contact with the ground must be 1 cm2;

– the sole must consist of rubbery material such as vibram or a similar material;

– the sole of each individual boot must be ridged and cover at least 75% of the surface;

– the minimum number of ridges per boot must be 23, including 15 in the front part and 8 on the heel;

– the minimum depth of the ridges must be 4 mm;

- a pair of bindings:

bindings must be intended for ski mountaineering and may have safety straps, if the competitor wishes; they must permit locking of the back of the boot for downhill skiing and have safety release systems at the front and side, on the tip of the top and in the heel-piece;

- a pair of poles with a maximum diameter of no more than 25 mm, excluding padding: metal rings are not permitted;

- a thermal blanket measuring with a surface of 180 cm2;

- an avalanche transceiver meeting international standards, worn in contact with the body, functioning for reception and transmission throughout the duration of the competition. Competitors shall not wear a transmitter alone;

- snow shovel with handle: the mounted snow shovel with its handle and blade must have a minimum length of 50 cm, and the blade must measure at least 20×20 cm.  It must not have been modified in any way. The name “snow shovel” is given by the manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function;

- a snow probe with a minimum length of 240 cm and a minimum diameter of 10 mm, not modified in any way. The name “snow probe” is given by the manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function;

- a backpack with shoulder straps, with 2 ski holder straps, big enough to contain all the equipment required under the regulations. The rucksack crampon pocket must be opening from the back and not from the front (to avoid opening in case of fall);

- three climbing skins. Use and application of adhesive tape or similar materials to make the skins slippery is severely prohibited, for environmental reasons;

- garments for the upper part of the body: three layers in the competitor’s size:

  • 1 long or short-sleeved, body-hugging layer.
  • 1 ski suit with long-sleeves or a second layer with long-sleeves.
  • 1 breathable, long-sleeved wind breaker.

- garments for the lower part of the body: two layers, consisting of a pair of trousers or overalls in the competitor’s size, and a pair of windproof trousers in the same size;

- a helmet intended for mountain-climbing, rock-climbing or ski touring, conformed to :- UIAA 106 (For season 2016-2017 : UIAA 106 and EN 1077 classB standards) or EN 12492 (For season 2016-2017 : or EN 12492 and EN 1077 classB standards). Helmets must be used (chin-strap has to be fastened) during the whole race (from the start to the finish line). CE/UIAA: Yes. It must be worn throughout the duration of the competition;

- a pair of gloves, which must be worn throughout the duration of the competition;

- a hat or headband;

- a pair of glasses or a visor.

Equipment that can be required by the organisation under specific conditions:

- a fourth thermal layer with long sleeves in the competitor’s size, with minimum padding of 300 g;

- a UIAA standard 105 approved harness, not modified;

- one litre canteen

- a pair of crampons with a minimum of 10 points and a minimum height of 3 cm, to be carried in the backpack with the points against each other, with safety straps fastened during use. Must not have been modified in any way.

- a lanyard certified for use in a UIAA approved “fixed-aid kit” under standard 128;

- two spring clips with automatic closure, type K – standard 121.

 The organisers reserve the right to reject any component of the competitor’s equipment, which may be considered defective or inappropriate.

 

ARTICLE 5 – PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

The ISMF Ranking Rules & Regulations (point 6.1 OFFENCES AND PENALTIES) will be applied.

All decisions made by the organisers will be final.

 

ARTICLE 6 – COMPLAINTS

Any complaints must be made to the organisers in writing within 15 minutes of publication of the official ranking.

All complaints must be accompanied by payment of € 50.00, which will not be refunded if the complaint is rejected.  

 

ARTICLE 7 – REGISTRATION

Registration opens on 1st January 2016 and implies complete acceptance of the regulations of La Grande Course.

REGISTRATION FEE

  • SENIOR and MASTER categories

The registration fee is € 650.00 per team including the following for each athlete:

  • organisation, safety and technical assistance services and refreshments along the competition route;
  • 1 competition pack;
  • 2 days of full board and 1 day of half board;
  • optional massage service;
  • closing dinner.

The registration fee for teams which do not intend to use overnight accommodations and the massage service is € 340,00

JUNIOR and CADETS categories

The registration fee is € 380.00 per team including the following for each athlete:

  • organisation, safety and technical assistance services and refreshments along the competition route;
  • 1 competition pack;
  • 2 days of full board and 1 day of half board;
  • optional massage service;
  • closing dinner.

The registration fee for teams which do not intend to use overnight accommodations and the massage service is € 200,00

 The registration fee must obligatorily be paid within 7 days upon receipt of the confirmation of acceptance as follows:

- payment by credit card on the REGISTRATION page.

REGISTRATION METHODS

Registration forms with all required documentation must obligatorily be submitted by February 15th, exclusively online on the REGISTRATION page.

REFUND OF THE REGISTRATION FEE

In case of withdrawal, the team can apply for the refund of the registration fee according to the following criteria:

Before February 15th: teams will receive a refund of 100% of the fee paid

From February 16th to March 1st: 100 euros will be withheld by the organisation

From March 2nd to Marc 16Th: 150 euros will be withheld by the organisation

Beyond March 17th: the team will not receive a refund.

The refund will be carried out by the organisation not later than April 30th 2016.

 

BIB PICK-UP, BRIEFING  AND EVENT PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, MARCH 31st 2016

11:00 – 17:30 at Arvier schools

- confirmation of registration, bib and timekeeper chip pick-up

- handout of hotel vouchers

- handout of participation certificate

18:00 briefing in the multipurpose hall in Arvier schools

FRIDAY, APRIL 1st 2016

1 1\2 hour before competition start, inspection of bibs and avalanche transceivers

8:00 scheduled competition start time

10:30 first team expected to arrive

17:30 briefing in the multipurpose hall in Arvier schools

SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd 2016

1 1\2 hours before competition start, inspection of bibs and avalanche transceivers

8:00 scheduled competition start time

10:30 first team expected to arrive

17:30 briefing in the multipurpose hall in Arvier schools

SUNDAY, APRILE 3rd 2016

1 1\2 hours before competition start, inspection of bibs and avalanche transceivers;

8:00 scheduled competition start time;

10:30 first team expected to arrive;

12:30 closing dinner at the facility set up near the Arvier schools;

14:30 awards ceremony in the multipurpose hall in the Arvier schools.

N.B. In view of the importance of the information provided at briefings, it is OBLIGATORY for at least one team member to attend.

 

 

ARTICLE 8 – COMPETITION ROUTE

For teams of two in the SENIOR and MASTER categories the total uphill difference in elevation is 7000 m divided in three legs.

For teams of two in the JUNIOR categories the total uphill difference in elevation is 5000 m divided in three legs.

For teams of two in the CADET categories the total uphill difference in elevation s 3300 m divided in three legs.

The organisers reserve the right to make any changes they may consider opportune to the established route or to these regulations at any time with a view to preserving the participants’ safety and the regularity of the competition.

Any changes to the route will be posted at the starting point and announced during the briefing held on the day before each leg.

For safety reasons, timed gates may be installed along all competition legs. The time at which the team passes the gate will be measured on the basis of the second team member’s time, even if the first member passes the gate within the deadline.

 

ARTICLE 9 – LIABILITY

In view of the nature of the competition, the organisers shall not be held liable for any accidents that may occur to participants or to third parties while the competition is underway.

 

ARTICLE 10 – AWARDS AND TROPHIES

SENIOR men’s category:

1st team:  Euro 2.500

2nd team: Euro 2.000

3rd team:  Euro 1.500

4th team:  Euro 1.000

5th team:  Euro    800

6th team:  Euro    500

7th team:  Euro    200

SENIOR women’s category:

1st team:  Euro 2.500

2nd team: Euro 2.000

3rd team:  Euro 1.500

The following trophies will be awarded during the 17th Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême:

- Tour du Rutor Trophy, consecutive three-year trophy for the top ranking team overall;

- Free Ride Trophy for the team which accomplishes one or more of the downhill stretches in the three legs of the Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême in the fastest possible time;

- Remo Brédy Memorial Trophy, consecutive three-year trophy kindly presented by the Brédy family to the best team of athletes residing in Valle d’Aosta.

INFORMATION

For more information

  1. on accommodations, contact: Barbara LUBOZ – fax +39 0165 920634 – tel +39 328 6818477 – info@tourdurutor.com;
  2. on technical aspects, go to the competition website or direct questions to the following email address: info@tourdurutor.com.