Rules

The Cyclotour du Léman is a popular cycling event, open to all : men and women from 16 years of age, with or without a licence.

Participants under 18 years of age must provide an authorisation from their parents during the online registration process. The event takes place on roads open to car traffic.

 

The participants commit to respecting traffic rules, and especially to ride through roundabouts on the right side. They must ride on the right side of the road, in a line, control their speed and trajectory, and follow the instructions of the officials and volunteers on course. 
Any infraction to the traffic rules or to the rules of the event will incur a disqualification.

 

Safety

 

A vehicle of the organisation equipped with a traffic light will be stationed at the railway crossing in St-Gingolph. When the signal is activated, participants must reduce their speed, and cross the tracks at 10 km/h.

 

Wearing a helmet is mandatory, participants must mount the timing chip and the frame number on their bike, fill out their contact information and carry the sheet with them during the event.

To facilitate the crossing of borders, participants must also carry an official document (identity card or password). Support and / or assistance vehicles are not allowed.

The participants must make sure that their bike is functioning properly. The organisation deploys electronic timing on 8 locations on course. However, there is no ranking. Results are published in alphabetical order on www.cyclotour.ch.

 

Signage:

The whole course is marked with Cyclotour arrow signs. Participants commit to informing themselves about the course ahead of the event, and to staying on the official course on event day. 

Time limits :

Lausanne – Lausanne 

Participants crossing the check-points in Evian after 10:15 or in Pregny-Chambésy after 12:48 p.m. will be stopped and must board the sag wagon, which will drive them back to the finish. Participants are expected to maintain a minimum average speed of 23 km/h.

 

Evian – Lausanne : 

Participants crossing the check-point in Pregny-Chambésy after 11:53 will be stopped and must board the sag wagon, which will drive them back to the finish. Participants are expected to maintain a minimum average speed of 20 km/h.

These time limits are set by the authorities, we kindly ask you to respect them.

 

Food and drinks stations

The organisation deploys generous food and drinks stations at the start and finish, as well as at defined locations on course. A wide range of pruducts (bars, gels, drinks, etc.) are offered. Food and drinks stations are only available to participants of the Cyclotour.

 

Registration

The registration period and the services offered are defined each year for the next edition of the event. The date of the payment is considered as the registration date. The entry fees are published on

www.cyclotour.ch and are final. Participants retrieving their registration for any reasons will not receive any refund of their entry fee, however a transfer of their registration to the next edition of the event is possible, only with a valid document certifying the motive (medical certificate, death certificate, or other document). If the event could not take place because of a decision of the authorities linked with the COVID-19 pandemic, all registrations will be transferred to the next edition. In case of complaint, the reception of the payment is considered the only valid proof of payment. A cancellation insurance can be subscribed during the registration process on the platform of the event’s timekeeper (Datasport), specific conditions apply.

 

Services offered to the participants :

Each participant receives the following :

-        Official cycling jersey of the Cyclotour

-        Participant bag with goodies

-        Finisher certificate

-        Electronic chip timing

-        Food and drinks stations at the start and finish, and on course.

-        Technical support

 

Image rights :

Participants allow the organization to use their image for the promotion of the event. Photo and video footage taken at the event may be used without any financial retribution on all types of promotion media: on TV, on the Internet, or in the written press. Should participants not agree to this clause, they must contact the organizer in writing, at the latest 10 days prior to the event. 

 

Data privacy

To register to the event, each participant must be a passive member of the “Association Cyclotour du Léman”. Given this requirement, the organisation and its partners reserve the right to use the data of the participants. Participants allow the organisation to use their data for the promotion of the event and its partners, within the limits defined by the laws and regulations on data privacy. The authorisation to disclose data to third parties can be revoked at any time. Should participants not agree to this clause, they must contact the organizer in writing, at the latest 10 days prior to the event.
Note regarding data privacy regulations: your data is stored electronically.

 

Insurance

The organisation subscribes a liability insurance that covers the organizing committee, the active members, the service providers and the volunteers of the event.

 

Liability insurance

All participants must be covered by a liability insurance covering the damages they may cause to thirds while taking part in the event.

 

Exclusion of liability & Accidents

By registering, participants accept the conditions of the event and the exclusion of liability of the organization for damages of all sorts. The organization cannot be held responsible for any accident caused by infractions to the traffic regulations, or involving thirds (other cylists or vehicles). The organization declines any responsibility in case of loss or theft of any equipment during the event or during the transport of an injured participant. By registering, the participants accept the present rules of the Cyclotour du Léman, and confirm that they are in good physical shape and trained enough to complete the event. The medical staff of the event reserves the right to pull any participant out of the race whose physical condition appears incompatible with completing the event.

 

Transport / Safety

Only the participants of the Evian-Lausanne course receive a free ticket for a boat crossing from Lausanne to Evian. Participants registered for the full course around the Léman who decide to stop in Evian and get on a boat back to the finish must purchase a ticket from the CGN (it is possible to buy tickets on board).
The organisation only takes care of the transport of injured participants.

 

Abiding by the present rules

By taking part in the Cyclotour, each participant tacitly agrees to respect all of the present rules.

 

Remarks
French participants must provide a medical certificate when registering online. The organization committee (CCO) reserves the right to modify the present rules at any time and without any notice, in the interest of the participants and their safety.

 

 

Rules version : January 12, 2021

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