Saturday – 22nd September 2012
8:00-9:00 Opening hours of the Event Office (EC)
10:00 Long Distance FINAL in Värska
14:15 Flower ceremony at Arena
14:30 Start for Public Race (Long distance)
15:00 Deadline for mixed relay entries in Event Office at finish area
17:00-20:00 Opening hours of the Event Office (EC)
19:00 Team Officials’ Meeting
Local times GMT+3
Finish arena: Värska stadium, 4 km from Event Centre
Parking to Finish: 200 metres
Start distance: 3800 metres from arena. First 2300m are marked on the terrain by blue-white plastic ribbons; last 1500 metres to pre-start must be navigated through the warm-up map. Competitor having warm-up map may not leave the map area.
Map: 1:20 000/h=2,5m, size 300x440mm
First start: 10:00
Start interval: 3 minutes
Pre-start: 3 minutes
Finish: Hand-timing, the time is taken when the competitor’s front tyre crosses the finish line. No punching on finish line.
Start quarantine: at 11:45 all competitors have to have left finish area (arena).
Finish quarantine: Until 13:00 finished competitors may not leave the finish area.
Maximum cycling time: 200 minutes
Refreshments: water (white cup) and sports drink (Isostar, yellow cup).
MEN: at controls from 65 to 78% of the course;
WOMEN: at controls from 60 to 70% of the course.
Competitors can send their own refreshments marked with the competitor’s
bib number to the refreshment control by bringing it until 9:30 to information
tent (on arena).
Time limit for complaints: until 1 hour after last finish
Terrain: Sand-based open pine-forest on the banks of Värska bay and Mustoja stream. Moderately hilly with a lot of
medium-sized hills and depressions with 10-25 m of height difference in the central and southern part of the terrain,
and flat areas with small contour details and many marshes on the rest of the area.
Well-developed network of paths in the vicinity of settlements and more sparse network in the wooded southern part. Majority of tracks are well-rideable with a firm grass and/or dirt surface; in dry conditions, some tracks with sandy surface get less-rideable.
Some tracks and paths have been specially prepared or made more visible by cutting grass and/or branches along the course of the track/path or by riding an ATV to leave riding marks on the ground.
Day-specific remarks: Splitting system is used for both classes. Participants receive a map sheet that has a map printed on both sides of it. Number of the lap is printed on the upper right corner of the map as LAP 1 and LAP 2. After finishing LAP 1 on one side of the
map sheet, competitor must turn to the other side of the map where the course starts with a triangle.
Competition and warm up terrain is bordered by Estonian-Russian border. Border is fenced, monitored by cameras and motion sensors and guarded by armed personnel. Any attempt to cross the border will result in an arrest either by Estonian or Russian border
Courses cross public roads with light traffic. There will be marshals at some of the most important crossings. Still, it is the riders’ responsibility to follow traffic rules and act safely.
Controls on the course have a back-up SPORTident unit attached to the closest tree from the flag by a cable and marked with a blue and white plastic ribbon.
Finish corridor is not straight having two sharp corners of 120 and 180 degrees, the latter being 90 metres before the finish line. Competitors should be careful.
Transport of clothing: Competitors warm-up clothing will be transported from start area to finish.