Article 1: Organization
The 9th Edition of Tour of China (I & II) 2018 is hosted by the Chinese Cycling Association. It is organized by China Olympic Sports Industry Co.Ltd (COSI :3rd Floor,Diving Hall, No.4, Tiyuguan Road, Beijing), under the regulations of the UCI (International Cycling Union) and the specific regulations of this tour. It is to be held from September 8th to September 23rd over 7 stages for TOC I (a total distance of 821.2 km), with a prologue and 5 stages for TOC II (a total distance of 475.8 Km).
Article 2: Type of Event
The event is open to athletes of the Men Elite and Under 23 categories. The event is listed in the UCI Asian Tour Calendar and registered as a class 2.1 event. In conformity with the UCI rules article No. 2.10.031 and 2.10.008, points are awarded to the first 25 riders in the Individual General Classifications as follows: 125,85,70,60,50,40,35,30,25,20,15,10,5,5,5,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3, and 3 points. Stage Placings: 14, 5, and 3 points to the first three riders. Race Leader: 3 points to the race leader per stage.
Article 3: Participation
As per article 2.1.005 of the UCI regulations, the event is open to the following teams: UCI World Teams (50% max), UCI Professional Continental Teams, UCI Continental Teams and National Teams.
As per article 2.2.003 of the UCI regulations, each team must be formed by a minimum of four riders and a maximum of six. The maximum number of the officials will be four.
Article 4:Race Headquarters
a) Race Headquarters
The race headquarters shall be operational two hours before the finish of every stage, starting on 6th&7th Sep for Tour of China I at 09:00 to 22:00, (16th Sep for the Tour of China II at 9:00-22:00), and located at the following address:
Juneng International Hotel
Address：No.8, Section 1 Ying Bin Avenue, Jintang County, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Team representatives are requested to confirm their starting riders and collect their race numbers on 7 September at the conference room of (Hotel: Juneng International Hotel) from 15:00 to 16:00. The team managers’ meeting, organized in accordance with article 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations in the presence of the members of the Commissaires' Panel, is scheduled on 7th Sep.(for TOC I) at 16:15 in the (Hotel: Juneng International Hotel).
Hongji Huatian Hotel
Address: NO.29, Langshan Avenue, Xinning County, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province, China
Team representatives are requested to confirm their starting riders and collect their race numbers on 16th September at the conference room Hongji Huatian Hotel from 15:00 to 16:00. The team managers’ meeting, organized in accordance with article 1.2.087 of the UCI regulations in the presence of the members of the Commissaires' Panel, is scheduled on 16th Sep (for the TOC II) at 16:15 in Hongji Huatian Hotel.
b) Race Director:
Mr. Wang Jianguo
Add: 100049 The Chinese Cycling Association
No.5 Laoshan West Street, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China
Tel: +86 10 68862589
Fax: +86 10 68862596
Mobile: +86 13911988026