3 riders, same Outfit (each team rider starts also in the individual classification)
Masters 1 1983-1974
Masters 2 1973-1964
Masters 3 1963-1940
Croco Adventure (Teams of TWO)
Any team can only consist of two participants. Individuals intending to race without a partner can not participate in the event.
The Croc Adventure offers accreditation in the following team categories: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters1 and Masters2. Prerequisite for consideration in the Masters1 category is a cumulative age of both team members that exceeds 80 years, whereas the age (in full years) is determined at the first day of the race. Prerequisite for consideration in the Masters2 category is a cumulative age of both team members that exceeds 100 years, whereas the age (in full years) is determined at the first day of the race.
Teams will only be considered for ranking if they are recorded jointly at the finish. This implies that the first team member is not any more than two minutes apart from the second team member.
Croco TEAM RELAY
Any relay team can only consist of three participants. One of the 3 participants has to ride the stage. The two other riders are following the stage in their own support vehicle or in a official car.
A change during the stage is not possible. Each rider has to ride minimum one stage.
The Croc Team Relay offers accregtf
the following team categories: Men, Women and Mixed, only if there are more than 3 teams are registered in each category.
Otherwise we put the categories together.
The leading RELAY TEAM gets a leader jersey each day - respectively the rider in the race.
rules & regulations
A jury of three non-competitors that are not race organizers will be appointed by the race organizers to interpret, adjudicate, and enforce the rules & regulations for the race duration.
The jurists may also perform other duties to administer the race. The jurists will be chosen based on their knowledge of mountain bike racing, sense of fairness and responsibility within the community.
AGE LIMIT: The Crocodile Trophy is open to males and females who have reached the age of 19 years at 01.10.2013.
1. The race organisers may, in its absolute discretion without giving any reasons for its decision, accept or refuse an application for registration by any rider.
2. The race organisers reserve the right in its absolute discretion to:
a) Change or vary the route of any stage of the event without notice;
b) Cancel, postpone, reschedule or change the time or place of the race or any stage of the race for any reason an any time and the race organisers will not be liable to any rider for any loss, damage, cost or expense whether direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise suffered or incurred by the rider as a result of any such action by the organisers.
3. The race may be interrupted or delayed in part or in whole or prevented altogether by external influences including rainfall, cyclone, flooding, fire, earthquake, other acts of God and/or acts of third parties. The race organisers will not be liable to any rider for any loss, damage, cost or expense of any kind including, but not limited to, refund of entry fees, travel expenses etc in the event of the race organisers having to cancel, alter, reschedule or otherwise change any aspect of the race due to weather, acts of God, third party intervention or other matters outside the control of the race organisers.
4. Protests will be heard by the race jury. Protests must be lodged in writing to the Race Director within 30 minutes of the last rider completing the stage, and must be accompanied by $50.00, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld or the jury determines that the protest was not frivolous.
5. Each competitor enters and competes at his/her own account and risk. Mountain biking can be a dangerous activity and the competitor assumes all risk and responsibility for their safety and well being.
6. Instructions from Police, race officials (including Medical personnel) must be followed under all circumstances.
7. Bicycle helmets must be worn at all times during competition. Failure to meet this requirement may result in immediate disqualification from the event. Damaged helmets must be replaced. In that case the organizer provides helmets for the participants.
(Note: It is Law in Australia for cyclists to wear helmets when riding at all times)
8. All riders have to bring their own drinking bottles (minimum 10 bottles). All riders have to fill their own bottles and hand them over to the depot – crew before the start.
9. Competitors must use the same bike and wheels for the entirety of the race. Swapping or exchanging of bikes will only be allowed within the team. Bikes must be in a safe working condition at the start of each stage. Organisers may withdraw a competitor if his or her bicycle is considered to be unsafe. Should a competitor’s bike be damaged, rendering it unserviceable or dangerous, event organisers may allow a substitute bike to be used.
Each competitor has to repair his own bike. The mechanics will assist you after and before each stage.
10. Competitors must keep to the marked track at all times. Cutting off portions of track or riding on unmarked track is prohibited. Competitors must complete 100% of the designated track in order to complete the stage. The qualifying time period is 50% of the fastest time in each category and stage.
11. If a competitor fails to finish any stage of the race due to serious mechanical malfunction or other mishap, then at the discretion of the race jury the competitor may be allowed to continue the race. The jury or race organisers may impose a time, or other penalty.
12. The organisers reserve the right to distribution of prizes or prize money if less than five entrants in any category compete.
13. Overall leader and other Category leaders are obliged to wear the leaders jersey with sponsorship labels provided by the race management. There must not be any alterations made to the sponsorship labels, as the promoter must be visible. Personal and team sponsorship labels are allowed on the front of the leaders jerseys underneath the official sponsors, to a maximum size of 25x25mm
14. Race numbers must not be manipulated, reduced in size or discarded
15. Assistance during the race (food, drinks and material) from unofficial persons is forbidden (exceptions are possible with prior approval or in emergency).
Unofficial vehicles or motorcycles are not allowed in the race. It will be handled as a grave offence!!!
The team or support vehicle are allowed during some of the stages (announcement before each stage) to feed their riders at the official depots only. Before the start of each stage all support vehicles have to go straight to the first depot. So they have to leave the starting area before the start of each stage! After feeding the vehicle has to drive immediately to the next depot or to the finish.
Competitors who accept support from unofficial vehicle or person will be punished (except depots)
The Crocodile Trophy is an individual event and competitors are to complete each stage individually.
16. Race organisers reserve the right to make changes to the track, stages, and organization as may be required for the betterment of the race, for safety, or other reasons.
17. Organisers and competitors are obliged to keep the start and finish area clean and to avoid any damage to official or private property. Competitors are advised that throwing away waste materials (especially plastic bottles or canes) along the racing route is prohibited. It is strictly forbidden to clean the bikes or vehicles in the river (drinking water for the region). The use of soap or shampoo is forbidden in the rivers.
18. Competitors must ensure that the cleaning or repair of bicycles is not undertaken in a manner or place that results in a deposit of rubbish, grease, oil etc. Penalties as above may apply.
19. The race organisers reserve the right to withdraw a competitor or not recognise a competitors time, if it is considered the competitor to be outside what is judged to be a reasonable time for completing a stage. The jury will decide whether further continuation in the race is allowed
20. The Race Organisers reserve the right to withdraw a competitor from any or all stages of the race upon advice from the official event Doctor or any medical authority recognized by the race organizers
21. Transport of the luggage
The organisation doesn’t take responsibility for the transport of the bikes and the luggage. Each participant must load his luggage onto the truck himself. Responsibility cannot be assumed for luggage that is not loaded or left behind. Each loading time will be announced in time. Our truck crew unloads the luggage at each camp. The luggage weight is not to exceed 25 kg considering the fact that the crew has to unload 4 tons of luggage each day. So please pack in several bags. Bike boxes or cases will not be accepted at all! Hard shell suitcases are causing problems too.
We don’t take any responsibility for damage on your bike or luggage.
Don’t lean your bike on any vehicle or but it in front or behind a vehicle!!!!!
22. Unsportsman-like conduct- any competitor engaging in unsportsman-like conduct of any nature may be fined or disqualified.
If any competitor doesn’t keep to the rules the jury is entitled to pronounce fines or (immediate) disqualification.
1st offence: caution
2nd offence: AUD$ 300,- or time penalty
3rd offence: disqualification
24. Briefing and presentation ceremony by the organisation daily at 5 pm
25. Briefing before each stage by the race director
Breakfast: 2 hours before the start of each stage
Lunch: from 1 pm.
Dinner: from about 5:00 p.m. after each stage
Depots: between each 30 and 40 km (drinks and food)
depending on weather and difficulties of the stage.
Individual and overall classification according to times:
||Adding up time of all stages. Disqualified riders who have exceeded the time control will be excluded from the classification.
||The lowest number of all rankings will be considered.
||In case of equality the better ranking of the last stage will be considered.
| stage winner: 15 seconds
2nd place: 10 seconds
3rd place: 5 seconds
Individual and overall classification according to points:
||Adding up the points of the stages. The first five competitors of each stage will be rewarded 20, 15, 10, 5 and 2 points in chronological order.
|| In case of equality of points the highest number of first places or the highest number of second places and so on will be considered.
||In case of equality the better ranking of the last stage will be considered.
Overall team classification according to time:
Adding up the total time of the 3 riders in a team per stage. Adding up the total time of all stages. (Team: 3 riders, same jersey and bike short)