Regulations

ARTICLE 1 – DATES

Corrado GEX Ski Club is organising an international ski mountaineering event for teams of two athletes under the name “20th Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême”, concurrent with the second edition of ISMF Long Distance Team World Championship.

The competition is part of La Grande Course 2022-2023 calendar and will award the ISMF Long Distance Team World Championship.

  • 20th Millet  Tour du Rutor Extrême Long Distance Team World Championship

Only for Senior M/W categories

Date: 31st March - 1st and 2nd April 2022.

Only for national athletes with ISMF type “A” licence

Regulations: ISMF

20th Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême

All the participants should own a FISI licence

Regulations: FISI

Date:

  • Senior, Master and U23 categories: 31st March, 1st and 2nd April 2022,
  • U20, U18, U16 categories: 1st and 2nd April 2022;

ARTICLE 2 – ADMISSION AND CATEGORIES only for Millet Tour du Rutor Extreme

The categories admitted for the three days of competition in teams of two racers, are the following ones:

Senior men and women for athletes born between 1977 and 1998;

Master men and women for athletes born in the year 1976 or earlier;

Under 23 men and women for athletes born between 1999 and 2001;

The categories admitted for the two days of competition are the following ones:
These categories will compete individually.
Under 20 (Junior) men and women for athletes born in the years 2002 and 2003;

Under 18 (Cadets 2) men and women for athletes born in the years 2004 and 2005;

Under 16 (Cadets 1) men and women for athletes born in the years 2006 and 2007

Pairs of different ages and sexes are admitted

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  on foot segments: 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 in case of certified break: the inspection of the broken equipment will be done at the nearest check point, and the notification of the equipment replacement must be promptly sent to the organisers The organisers are not responsible for providing replacement materials in the event of breakage or damage.

ARTICLE 4 – INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR ALL CATEGORIES

Compulsory items for each racer

- a pair of ski mountaineering  skis:

minimum length 160 cm for men and 150 cm for women 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 mountaineering 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 provided that 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 ski stopper or safety straps, according to the choice of the competitor; they must permit locking of the back of the boot for downhill skiing and have safety release systems at the front and lateral sides, 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;

- thermal blanket with a surface of 180 cm2;

- an avalanche transceiver meeting international standards, worn in contact with the body, functioning for reception and transmission all along the competition. (DVA with three antennas). The transceiver has to be equipped with a reception system with 3 antennas, meeting the regulation EN 300718 Frequency 457 kHz.

- a 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 20x20 cm.  It must not have been modified in any way. The manufacturer, who shall be held responsible for this name and its function gives the name “snow shovel”;

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

- a rucksack with shoulder straps, with 2 ski holder straps, big enough to contain all the equipment required under the regulations. The rucksack crampon pocket must have the closing part on the back part of the rucksack;

- two pairs of climbing skins. Due to environmental reasons the use and application of adhesive tape or similar materials to make the skins slippery is severely forbidden;

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

  • 1 long or short-sleeved, body-hugging layer.
  •  a second layer with long-sleeves.
  • a wind breaker layer.
  • 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 conformed to UIAA 106 and EN 1077 class B standards; EN 12492. The helmet must be worn and fastened throughout the length of the race;

- A pair of gloves, which must be worn throughout the length of the race;

- Hat or headband;

- A pair of glasses or a visor.

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

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

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

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

- a UIAA standard 105 approved harness, not modified;

- Lanyard certified for use in a UIAA approved “fixed-aid kit” under standard 121; UIAA standard 128.

- One litre canteen

ARTICLE 5 – JURY -  PENALTIES AND DISQUALIFICATIONS

  • 20th Millet  Tour du Rutor Extrême 2nd Long Distance Team Race World Championship

Jury: ISMF (President+1°Referee+Technical Delegate+Event Director)

  • 20th Millet  Tour du Rutor Extrême

Jury: FISI (Technical Delegate+Assistant+LGC Technical Delegate)

ARTICLE 6 – COMPLAINTS


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

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

ARTICLE 7 – REGISTRATIONS

Registrations will open on the 9th January 2022 and they implies the complete acceptance of the present regulations and of La Grande Course one.

Registration will close Sunday, March 6 23.59 for seniors and Sunday, March 13 23.59 for young people

REGISTRATION FEE

  • SENIOR – MASTER – UNDER 23 categories

The registration fee is € 400.00 per team including the following for each athlete:

  • organisation, safety and technical assistance services along the competition courses;
  • 1 competition pack;
  • refreshment at the arrival;
  • optional physiotherapist and podiatrist services;
  • UNDER 20 – UNDER 18 – UNDER 16 categories

The registration fee is € 40.00 per team including the following for each athlete:

  • organisation, safety and technical assistance services along the competition courses;
  • 1 competition pack;
  • refreshment at the arrival;
  • optional physiotherapist and podiatrist services;

The registration fee must compulsory be paid within 5 days upon receipt of the confirmation of acceptance as follows:

The athletes and staff members who need accommodation can address directly to the hotels available in the area on https://tourdurutor.com/ospitalita/

REGISTRATION METHODS

Registration forms with all required documents must compulsory be submitted by February 20th  2022, exclusively online on the REGISTRATION page.

REGISTRATION REFUNDS

Ski Club Corrado Gex is a non-profit association and therefore the refunds will be done as follows:

Refund in case of team abandon

The competition fee will be refunded only according to the following conditions:

Before 20/02 the registration fee will be 100% refunded

From 21/02 to 15/03 150 Euros will be withheld from the registration fee

After 16/03 the registration fee will not be refunded.

Refund in case of race cancellation

In the case of cancellation caused by force majeure, not imputable to the organizers, including the ones due to national and international regulations issued in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 50% of the paid registration fee will be refunded. The refund will be paid once the athlete has fill in the appropriate form for request and confirmation prepared by the organizers.

The refunds will be done from the organizing committee shortly after the race and on the 30/04/2022 at the latest.


ARTICLE 8 – COMPETITION COURSES

For Senior,Master and Under 23 men and women categories the total race difference in altitude is 7000 m of positive difference in altitude divided in three legs. The three courses will be announced during the technical briefing the day before the stage.

For UNDER 20 men category the race difference in altitude is 2600 m of positive difference in altitude divided in two legs. The two courses will be announced during the technical briefing the day before the stage.

For UNDER 20 women, UNDER 18 men and UNDER 16 men categories the race difference in altitude is 2000 m of positive difference in altitude divided in two legs. The two courses will be announced during the technical briefing the day before the stage.

For UNDER 18 women and UNDER 16 women categories the race difference in altitude is 1400 m of positive difference in altitude divided in two legs. The two courses will be announced during the technical briefing the day before the stage.

At any time and for any reason the organisers in compliance with the jury reserve the right to make any changes they may consider opportune to the established route or to these regulations with a view to preserving the participants’ safety and the regularity of the competition.

Any changes to the route will be announced at the start of the competition. For safety reasons, time gates may be applied on all the competition stages and they will be announced during the briefing. 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 (physical presence at the awarding ceremonies is required)

  • 20th Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême 2nd Long Distance Team Race World Championship

SENIOR men/women categories Long Distance Team Race World Championship

1st team:  2,000 Euros
2nd team: 1,500 Euros
3rd team: 1,000 Euros
4th team:    800 Euros
5th team:    600 Euros

 
  • 20th Millet Tour du Rutor Extrême

SENIOR Men/women categories  Team Tour du Rutor Trophy

1st team:   700 Euros

2nd team:   500 Euros

3rd team:   300 Euros


UNDER 20 – UNDER 18 men categories

1st:  300 Euros

2nd 200 Euros

3rd 160 Euros

UNDER 20 – UNDER 18 women categories

1st:  150 Euros

2nd  100 Euros

3rd    80 Euros

UNDER 16 men category

1st:  100 Euros

2nd:  80 Euros

3rd:   50 Euros

UNDER 16 women category

1st:    80 Euros

2nd:   60 Euros

3rd:   40 Euros

MASTER men category

1st team:  in-kind prize

MASTER women category

1st team:  in-kind prize

UNDER 23 men category

1st team:  in-kind prize

UNDER 23 women category

1st team:  in-kind prize

The following trophies will be awarded during the 20th 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 Brédy family to the best team of athletes residing in Aosta Valley.

INFORMATION
For technical information, go to the competition website or direct questions to the following email address: info@tourdurutor.com