Article 1. The EPIC GRAN CANARIA is a road cycling event with a NIGHT CRIT and a CYCLOSPORTIVE regulated in article 9 of the Regulation of "Cicloturismo-Ciclismo para Todos" of the RFEC within the framework of a cyclist specialty that conceives this sport as a physical exercise for leisure and tourist or cultural purposes, excluding competition. The EPIC GRAN CANARIA is a Sports Test with sections of Free Speed ​​(CYCLOSPORTIVE TIME WITH CHIP), with an appreciable degree of difficulty, both for the mileage and for the unevenness, where the participation and the individual effort of the sportsman suppose a motivation of personal growth.

It will be made by roads open to traffic and its participants will be considered normal users of public roads, subject to the general provisions of the Road Safety Act .. The test will be subject to the provisions of articles 15 and following of Annex II of the Royal Decree 1428/2003, of November 21, approving the General Circulation Regulations for the application and development of the articulated text of the Law on traffic, motor vehicle circulation and road safety, approved by the Royal Legislative Decree 339/1990, of March 2. The EPIC GRAN CANARIA is organized by the Sport Club Procycle G76262211, with the collaboration of the Island Sports Council of Gran Canaria, the municipalities of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Mogán and Santa Lucia.

Article 2. The EPIC GRAN CANARIA is presented with a Night Crit (Saturday 17 February 2018) in the area of ​​Meloneras on Baltic Sea Street where the start line will be placed. On the other hand, the Cyclosportive will have the stratline at the Hotel Riu Palace Maspalomas (Sunday, February 18, 2018). The CRITERIUM gives entrance to the event and will have optional participation for all the cyclists who do the Cyclosportive on Sunday 18 February, being necessary the participation in the Criterium if you want to aspire to get the time bonuses for the Cyclosportive. On Saturday, February 17, the CRITERIUM will begin (at 3:00 p.m. with the kids and will finish with the night tour of the Elite category at 9:00 p.m.) On Sunday, February 18, the 115 km Cyclosportive will take place, being at 08: 30hrs.

Article 2.1. NIGHT CRIT. Bonuses time.

Article 2.2 TIME WITH CHIP

Article 2.3 

Elimination system:

Any participant overtaken by the "End of event" vehicle shall be considered as out of the event and shall hand in their number, chip and bicycle number plate; making use of the sweeper bus.

There shall be four eliminatory checkpoints and deadlines shall be set for passing through these checkpoints. Any participant exceeding these deadlines shall have to pull out of the event, using the sweeper bus or, having left the event, as a normal user of public highways under his or her own responsibility, without any assistance of the organization, should the participant decide to continue the route.

Any participan does not pass the time:




Article 2.5 Prizes. To qualify for a diploma, certification or special distinction will be an essential condition to have completed the Cyclosportiva. It is considered completed after finish the second Chrono in Ayacata.

Article 3. The cost of registration fees are indicated in the following table. For the Non-Federated, € 10 is established for the one-day license insurance. Triathlon licenses are not valid.

Article 4.In order to take part, cyclists must either be members of the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) or acquire the one-day insurance provided by the organization. Foreign participants must be in possession of the license of a federation affiliated to the UCI and, therefore, they accept the present conditions and the general regulations of the RFEC and must discharge the insurance of accident and civil liability of a Spanish autonomous federation or subscribe the day insurance provided by the organization. These are the only valid insurance policies accepted by the authorities.

Participation in the event is at the sole risk and responsibility of the participants. When registering, participants declare that they are physically fit to take part in the event. It is the duty of each cyclist to make sure before participating in an event that he/she is in perfect health conditions and fit for the physical effort required to participate in an event in which has registered.

Article 5. ONLY A VALID REGISTRATION IS CONSIDERED when registration fees have been paid. The payment can only be made online with a credit card through the

Article 6. Registrations are considered final so that any participants that cannot take part shall not receive any refund. Registrations are strictly personal and non-transferable and cannot be used by anyone other than the person registered. One participant cannot replace another.

Artículo 7. The time shall be controlled electronically with the use of a chip. It is compulsory to use the chip, attached to the number plate. The number plate must be fixed on the front of the handlebar. The chip does not work if it is in direct contact with the bicycle or if more than one chip on the ankle or if placed anywhere elsewhere. Any participant that does not carry a chip shall not be entitled to the diploma.

The time control system has been proved to be completely reliable, so those participants who do not cycle through all the checkpoints shall not be deemed as classified: departure at the established time, arrival and other checkpoints located along the route.

Article 8. In order to pick up the participant number it IS MANDATORY to show your ID or passport, and your RFEC licence in the case that the insurance proposed by the Organization has not been taken out. The start number collection is personal and cannot be delegated on others. If not, the participant must pay 10€ for the participant's insurance.

Artículo 8.1. The bibs collection will take place at the Start line Calle Mar Báltico (Meloneras) on Saturday, February 17 during the Criterium from 15 a.m. to 19 p.m. All participants must carry the number, the chip and bicycle number plate and keep them clearly visible. Any cyclist who does not have the number on the back and the number plate clearly visible on the handlebar shall be excluded from the event by members of the organization or by the police. The number and the chip are personal and non-transferable. Registered participants may only participate with the number that has been assigned to them and they agree not to allow others to use their number.

Artículo 9. Participants shall be strictly penalized in the following cases: 

Do not respect the Highway Code. Do not respect the security procedures given by the police and by the Organization. Do not cycle through the departure checkpoint and through other checkpoints located along the route. Dirty or degrade the route by throwing away rubbish. Have their own escort vehicle, hindering the progress of the rest. Behave in a way that stops the event from being carried out as normal and that contravenes these regulations. Locate themselves at departure locations that are not permitted by their participant number. Members of the police and of the Organization shall take note of those who behave as mentioned above.

The Organization has a commitment with other participants and the authorities to penalize such participants effectively. The penalty shall be: Disqualification from the event without the right to receive a diploma or medal. Inclusion on the lists of penalized participants, for later publication. A ban on taking part in future events. Any penalties imposed by the authorities, warranted as a result of the attitude taken.

Article 10. While the event is taking place, the Organization shall have a team of doctors, ambulances and mobile Intensive Care Units, fixed first-aid posts, a medical post at the arrival.

Article 11. The organization shall provide mechanical assistance during the event. In the case of breakdown, labour shall be free of charge but all replacement parts shall be paid for by the participants. Only repairs that can be carried out en route shall be taken into account, except for punctures. There shall be fixed posts for mechanical assistance.

Artículo 12. Equipment: It is compulsory to wear a helmet. For security reasons, you can only participate with conventional road bikes with brakes on both wheels and without time trial or triathlon handlebars.

Artículo 13. The Provincial Traffic Head Office, Guardia Civil, Municipal Police, Civil Defence and the Fire Brigade shall ensure the event is held safely.

Article 14. All participants must scrupulously observe the provisions of the Road Safety Law and its Regulations. The Cyclosportive runs on roads open to traffic. Who does not comply with the law will be expelled from the Cyclo and subsequent editions. The inscription in the Cyclosportive supposes that the participant assumes the risks inherent to the participation in a Cyclo open to traffic, and excludes the organization from the responsibility for any incident or accident derived from the participation in the Cyclo.

Artículo 15. Without prior notice, the Organization reserves the right to make any appropriate changes, if deemed necessary for any reason. It also reserves the Right to Refuse Admisión. The Organization shall not be liable for any accident that might be caused by or involve a participant, who must be covered by the federated insurance, nor is it liable for any expenses or debts that may be incurred during the event by participants, nor for any loss or damage regarding bicycles or other equipment of the participants. The Organization shall be exempt from any liability for loss or damage of personal property under any circumstances.

Article 16. Without prior notice, the Organization reserves the right to make any appropriate changes, if deemed necessary for any reason. It also reserves the Right to Refuse Admission.

Artículo 17. Image rights. The acceptance of these regulations necessarily implies that the participant authorizes the organizers of the EPIC  to record all or part of their participation therein, accepts the use of their image to promote and broadcast images of the EPIC or any other event and transfers all rights to commercial exploitation and advertising deemed appropriate, without any entitlement to receive financial compensation.

Article 18. Enrollment in this Cyclo implies acceptance of these regulations and the waiver of all rights against the organization, waiving any legal action that may arise from their participation in the Cyclospotive.

Artículo 19. De manera estricta, se realizará la penalización de aquellos participantes que: No respeten el código de circulación. No respeten las consignas de seguridad indicadas por fuerzas del orden y por la organización como adelantar al vehículo policial de cabeza de marcha No pasen por el control de salida y por otros situados en el recorrido. Ensucien o degraden el itinerario, arrojando desperdicios. Dispongan de vehículo de apoyo propio, entorpeciendo la marcha del resto. Comportamientos que impidan el normal desarrollo de la prueba y que vayan en contra del presente reglamento. Los miembros de las fuerzas del orden y de la organización, tomarán nota de aquéllos que realicen algunas de las conductas indicadas anteriormente. La organización adquiere el compromiso frente al resto de participantes y a las autoridades de sancionarlos de manera efectiva. La penalización será: Descalificación de la prueba Prohibición de participar en otras ediciones de la prueba. Las sanciones impuestas por las autoridades, a las que por su actitud pudiese hacerse merecedor.

Article 20.  The Organization shall designate a group of participants whose role shall be to ensure the safety of the event. They shall carry a kit that shall identify them at all times. These collaborators shall be entitled to inform the Organization of any breach of Article 22 by any participant, such communication being equal in value to any complaints made by the Organization itself.

Article 21. Without prior notice, the Organization reserves the right to make any appropriate changes, if deemed necessary for any reason. It also reserves the Right to Refuse Admission.

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