38TH TRANSCAVALLO REGULATION

ART. 1. ORGANIZATION
A.s.d Transcavallo Committee and A.d. Dolomiti Ski-Alp Club will organize on February 2021, from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14, the 38th "Transcavallo". This is a National Ski Mountaineering team race in 3 stages, taking place in an environment typically mountaineering. Hereinafter, the Organizing Committee will always be reposted as C.O.

ART. 2 GENERAL INFORMATION
Transcavallo is a stage ski tour race taking place in the Venetian Pre-Alps and in particular in the Alpago mountains in the Belluno district, precisely in the villages of Tambre and Chies d'Alpago, which interests also Pordenone in Aviano municipality.
The development is more than 55 km overall, 11,000m of difference in altitude of which 5,500 D +. The 1st and the 3rd stage will start in Pian Grant (Tambre) in Alpago, the 2nd stage from Piancavallo (Aviano).

ART. 3 CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
Participation is reserved only for FISI members and for foreigners members of their own winter sport federation, anyway it’s necessary to have a good mountain experience and a great workout, as well as be familiar with similar competitions. Male and female teams will be admitted with the relative master category; mix teams (female-man) can also compete, with only one category.

ART. 4 REGISTRATION
a) Registration requirements
Both M / F athletes of age belonging to Senior and Master categories with FISI membership for 2020/21 competitive season (or similar foreign federation) can join. The acceptance of registration is subject to the sending of the telematic module from internet FISI portal, by the Club’s President for which you are enrolled, for all three racing days (three separated subscriptions).
We won’t accept athletes who are serving suspensions for use of performance-enhancing drugs. The participation of teams mixed by gender is allowed; they will be put on separate standings ,with relative prizes for the 3 days race.

b) How to apply
Pre-registration on the event website will open on Monday, December 7th 2020, with reduced price of €440 per team, till Thursday, December 31st 2020. On Friday, 1st January, the C.O. will decide if the race will take place with the 3-Day formula or rather it will be necessary to change the program into Plan B (see Art.19).
After verification of the pre-registrations and the balance of the same, registrations will reopen only from Monday 11th January 2021 at a cost of €530 if the 3-Day formula is confirmed and however will automatically close when the 120 teams are reached.
The registration fee for those who do not intend to take advantage of the hotel accommodation is fixed at €360.00 as reduced price till December 31st, and €400.00 as full price if the 3-Day formula is confirmed. Until Friday February, 5th 2020, athlete exchange is allowed within a team regularly enrolled and up to date with the payments, without any extra fee, always referring to the 3-Day race.

c)Payment
Pre-registrations can be done via the Internet at our site: www.transcavallo.it - payment by bank transfer:
Transcavallo Committee - BANCA PREALPI - Agenzia Belluno - Iban: IT 74 N 08904 11900 011000004295 - BIC : CCRTIT2TPRE - please indicate name and surname of both components of the team.

d) Various
For any request about accommodation, every team will contact the CO, who will arrange, even about accommodations for family or friends who follow.
The registration fee includes:
- participation to the 3 stages, from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th February (possible day of recovery), technical and medical assistance in addition to the refreshments at the end of race, final prizes with overall prize money of €16,000 and then further € 4,000 more in technical material.
- two days half board - Thursday and Friday - and the night stay on Saturday, three lunches at the Hotel Col Indes, from Thursday (before the race) to Saturday, with a final buffet dinner on Saturday after the award ceremony.
- the transport of athletes' materials to Piancavallo on Thursday and the return of the same materials on Friday to Alpago
- personalized gadget of the event by Karpos
- personalized bib numbers & massages free-area on Friday 12th on the afternoon

e) Cancellation
In case of interruption or cancellation, of one or more stages, for weather reasons, or for any other reason without anything to do with the Organization, the validity of the final ranking remains intact and its prize money will not be reduced in any way. The 50% of the fees will be paid back only to teams informing about of their race renunciation within and no later than Saturday, the 6th of February 2021, at 11.59pm. In case of early cancellation of the event due to Covid-19 will be refunded the full reservation fee, except for bank payment fees.

ART. 5 Telematic sending from F.I.S.I. portal
Won’t be accepted to race to the 3-Day race those who will not send, via the Club’s President or a representative, regular registration form on the official FISI portal, within the terms fixed by the FISI itself.

ART. 6 COLLECTING BIB NUMBER AND RACE GADGET
It will be possible to collect race numbers at the race office in Tambre on:
February, Wednesday 10th from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.
February, Thursday 11th from 8am to 12am
The race number will be given only if a valid identity document will be shown, this identity document should be kept also during the race in order to show it in case of a possible doping control.

ART. 7 RACE STARTS
1st stage - Pian Grant (Tambre) at 3.45pm
2nd stage - Piancavallo at 8.15am – 8.30am
3rd stage - Pian Grant (Tambre) at 8.00am – 8.15am

ART. 8 TRACKS
Tracks are always published on the event website www.transcavallo.it
The 3-Day race has a development of more than 55 km and 11,000meters of altitude overall - 5,500 D+. If due to uncontrollable events in the very morning of a stage there will be changes in route, they will be notified directly by the Race Director or by the Director of the path. Competitors must strictly follow the race path properly marked with special signs (RTF FISI). The leaving of the official path, as well as involving the disqualification from the order of arrival, will be at the sole risk and danger of the competitor.

ART. 9 SECURITY AND CONTROL
On the way there will be members of the organization in continuous contact with the base. Ambulance with paramedics will stay at the start/arrival and will be present also a doctor. There will be also checkpoints and Artva functionalities, with members of the organization who will report directly to the race judges any anomaly or mistake.

ART. 10 ENVIRONMENT
Competitors’ behavior should respect the mountain environment; absolutely avoiding throwing waste. Everyone who will be caught to abandon waste along the way will be penalized as per the regulations and will also incur penalties provided by our municipal regulation.

ART. 11 WEATHER
In case of significant weather phenomena (fog, heavy snow, sudden change in temperature), the organization reserves the right to change the route, even during the last minutes or during the competition, in order to eliminate potential hazards (avalanches) or conditions of great discomfort for the participants. Any change will be communicated to participants and reported to the operators. The organization also reserves the right to suspend or cancel the race if the weather conditions endanger the safety of participants, volunteers and rescuers.

ART. 12 MATERIAL REQUIRED
It is mandatory to bring with you, during the whole race, the material according to regulations printed on the FISI website www.transcavallo.it and communicated during the technical briefing, both in the afternoon and at the start of every single stage.

ART. 13 DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES
As per 2020-2021 FISI Regulation.

ART. 14 MAXIMUM TIME, TIME GATES, WITHDRAWALS, RACE CHIPS.
A possible gate distance will be set by the Jury according to expected weather and snow conditions for athletes’ security. In case, it will be communicated during the technical briefing of the single stage. The possible withdrawal in one of the first two stages allows, however, to participate in the following stages and to regularly enter the ranking of the finished stage in such a way as to allow the validity of the FISI scores; instead you cannot be included in the final ranking of the 3 days. A “broom service” however will go along the route, following the last team to assure assistance to any injured person.
In case of withdrawal, in one single stage, the team should report it to the staff in the nearest tees, - but without deliver the chip race, which will be reused in the next stage and delivered only at the end of the last stage - and bib number must be removed but held, in order to use them in the next stage till the end of the 3-Day race.
At the delivery of bibs to the athletes, a deposit of €50 per team will be required only if the timing chip or GPS transponder is used; the deposit will be returned upon return of the 2 race chips.

ART. 15 REFRESHMENTS
Refreshments are planned after all three races, moreover any further refreshment points along the racetrack, will be announced during the briefing before every stage.
Anyway, athletes must move in fully self-sufficiency regarding food and water.

ART. 16 AWARDS
Expenses refunds as on website www.transcavallo.it . The top 10 men's teams and the top 5 women's teams will be awarded with an overall prize money of €16,000 and prizes from sponsors for a further €1,500. In addition, the entire podium of Master category and mixed teams will be awarded with materials offered by the partner companies of Transcavallo 2021 for a value of almost €5,000.

ART. 17 IMAGE COPYRIGHTS
By their registration, participants authorize the organization to freely use images, both still and in movement, representing them during the participation to the 38th Transcavallo. This without territorial and time limit.

ART. 18 ANTIDOPING
In accordance with regulations of the Olympic Committee checks are expected and possible during the race. Therefore, athletes should always have with them a valid identity document (at the starting, at the arrival, before and after the race).

ART. 19 CHANGE PROGRAM AND RACE FORMAT
In case you have to switch to the reserve plan called plan B "long-team 7.0".
a) One-stage "long-distance" race on Saturday 20th March 2021 - with recovery on Sunday 21st
b) Total height difference of 7.000m - D+ 3.500m - about 30km of development - 7 summits to climb.
c) Compensation of the entry fee as per the new regulation valid at the beginning of January 2021.
Art. 20 FINAL CLAUSE
By registering you accept in full the contents of these race regulation.

The Organizing Committee