2020 Road Guidelines

2020 WCA Road Series Rider & Promoter Guidelines

 

The following WCA Road Committee guidelines provide information and recommendations for both riders and event promoters. The guidelines are not exhaustive, thus riders and promoters should consult USA Cycling for additional information (e.g., racing category upgrades, event permits).

Wisconsin Cup Individual Points

  1. Points will be awarded only to riders who possess a current annual USA Cycling license (or who purchase a 1-day license) Note: new in 2019, overall points will be awarded to riders from other states.
  2. Points will be awarded for the following events: Road Races, and Criteriums. Points will not be awarded for Individual Time Trials, or Omniums.
  3. Every race counts in a rider’s point total.
  4. Points will apply only in the category in which they were earned, and will be awarded in the following overall categories only:

Juniors

Women

Men

Junior 9-14 Boys

Women Open

Men Category Pro 1/2/3

Junior 9-14 Girls

Women Category 3/4/5

Men Category 3/4

       Junior 15-18 Boys

Men Category 4/5

 Junior 15-18 Girls

 

Masters Men 35+ 4/5

Masters Men 35+ 2/3

NOTE: Points will be awarded separately for Masters 45+, and 55+ within the Masters 35+ races.

5.      Wisconsin Cup Series Champion jerseys will be awarded to the top finisher in the following categories only:

 

Juniors

Women

Men

Junior 9-14 Boys

Women Open

Men Category Pro 1/2/3

Junior 9-14 Girls

Women Category 3/4/5

Men Category 3/4

Junior 15-18 Boys

Men Category 4/5

Junior 15-18 Girls

 

Masters Men 35+ 4/5

Masters Men 35+ 2/3

NOTE: Points will be awarded separately for Masters 45+, and 55+.

6.      If at the end of the year riders are tied for an overall place, the tie shall be broken according to the omnium rules in the USA Cycling rulebook.

7.      Points will be awarded to the first fifteen eligible finishers using the Moto GP point schedule below.

 

Wisconsin Cup Points Schedule

Place

Criterium’s, and Road Races.

1st

25

2nd

20

3rd

16

4th

13

5th

11

6th

10

7th

9

8th

8

9th

7

10th

6

11th

5

12th

4

13th

3

14th

2

15th

1

Wisconsin Cup Team Points

  1. Team points will be awarded only to those teams that are members in good standing of the Wisconsin Cycling Association and USA Cycling.
  2. If an unattached rider joins a team, any points earned prior to joining the team do not count in the team’s point total.
  3. Riders who change from one team to another team cannot transfer their points to the new team.
  4. There will be four team championships:
  • Overall championship (total points scored by team riders in all categories)
  • Junior overall (total points scored by team riders in junior races)
  • Women overall (total points scored by team riders in women’s races)
  • Masters overall (total points scored by team riders in masters’ races)

 

Wisconsin State Championships

1. There shall be three Wisconsin State Championships (criterium, road race, and time trial).

2. Only riders who have an active USAC license and whose residence is the state of Wisconsin are eligible for State Championship awards.

3. State Championship medals will be awarded for the State Time Trial, to the top 3 finishers in the following categories:

Juniors

Women

Men

Junior 9-12 Boys

Women Open

Men Category Pro 1/2/3

Junior 9-12 Girls

Women Category 3/4/5

Men Category 3/4

Junior 13-14 Boys

Men Category 4/5

Junior 13-14 Girls

Masters Men 35-39

Junior 15-16 Boys

Masters Men 40-44

Junior 15-16 Girls

Masters Men 45-49

Junior 17-18 Boys

Masters Men 50-54

Junior 17-18 Girls

Masters Men 55-59

Masters Men 60-64

Masters Men 65-69

Masters Men 70-74

And so on

 

4.      State Championship jerseys and medals will be awarded for the State Road Race, State Criterium, to the top finisher in the following categories:

Juniors

Women

Men

Junior 9-12 Boys

Women Open

Men Category Pro 1/2/3

Junior 9-12 Girls

Women Category 3/4/5

Men Category 3/4

Junior 15-18 Boys

Men Category 4/5

Junior 15-18 Girls

Masters Men 35+ 4/5

Masters Men 35+ 2/3

NOTE: Masters 45+, and 55+ will be awarded separately within the Masters 35+ races.

Race Day Results and Awards

  1. Results will be posted in the registration area approximately 5-15 minutes after each race ends.
  2. Racers may petition USAC officials for corrections to results up to 15 minutes after results are initially posted.
  3. Results are final for awarding prizes 15 minutes after they are posted. Riders who have failed to protest within the time limit waive any right to prizes.
  4. Prizes can be claimed in the Registration Area from the Race Promoter.
  5. A podium ceremony will be held for each race shortly after the results are official. Location is decided by promoter.

Race Organizer Requirements

  1. The promoting organization must be a member in good standing with the WCA and USA Cycling to host a race on the WCA calendar.
  2. The event organizer will obtain a race permit from USA Cycling as well as any other local permits/permissions required.
  3. All USA Cycling rules will govern said races.
  4. Event organizer must notify area residents that an event is taking place.
  5. The race organizer must supply sufficient volunteers (e.g., corner guards, registration) to run a safe and well-ordered event.
  6. The race organizer must provide food and drinks for officials.
  7. The race announcement must state “Wisconsin Cycling Association” and contain the Wisconsin Cycling Association logo.
  8. The race announcement must be posted to the WCA website at least 30 days prior to the event. The notice must conform to all guidelines of USAC (Standard Race Announcement).
  9. Event organizers are responsible for paying the WCA surcharge: $2 per rider for 200+ entries and $1.50 per rider for 1-199 entries. There is a $150 minimum for criteriums and individual time trials to help offset the cost to the WCA for items such as finish line services, championship jerseys and medals, etc., which the WCA subsidizes for every member team.
  10. The WCA surcharge will be waived for road race events in an effort to increase the number of road races as well as to defer the greater cost associated with putting on road races (such as law enforcement).
  11. Event organizers are responsible for paying the USA Cycling rider surcharge (see USAC rulebook, Schedule of Fees, for surcharge amount).
  12. Event organizers are responsible for paying the officials at the conclusion of the event (see USAC rulebook, Schedule of Fees, for payment amounts).
  13. Event organizers must hold a podium ceremony for the top three places in each race category.
  14. Prizes, money, and merchandise awards are awarded at the discretion of the promoter.
  15. Currently there is no rule stating men’s and women’s purse to be equal by USA cycling although WCA encourages it.
  16. Racer clinic to be part of every criterium held. WCA will provide assistance instructing the class if promoter cannot. Promoter must notify Andy a week prior to their event if they cannot teach the class.
  17. Event organizers should use the following race schedule for criteriums:

 

Time                            Category                                                                           Duration

8:00 am                      Junior Boys/Girls Under 15                                  20 min

8:30 am                      Junior Boys 15-18                                                       25 min

9:00 am                      Cat 5 (Novice)                                                                25 min

9:30 am                      Women Cat 3/4/5 & Jr Girls 15-18                   25 min

10:00 am                   Cat 4/5                                                                               40 min

10:45 am                   Masters 35+ Cat 4/5                                                  40 min

11:30 am                   Cat 3/4                                                                               45 min

12:15 pm                   Racer Clinic (meet at start/finish @ 12:10) 45 min

1:05 pm                      Master 35+ 2/3                                                             50 min

2:00 pm                      Women Open                                                                  50 min

3:00 pm                      Pro 1/2/3                                                                    60 min

 

 

 

Summary of Major Changes for 2020.

The following is a summary of the major changes to the road season guidelines relative to past season guidelines.

  • Add Cat 3 women to 9:30 race to allow them the option of racing early and/or doubling up.
  • Change Women’s P/1/2/3 to Women’s Open to allow 4/5’s the option to race later, double up, and also to increase field size
  • Cut some of the class times down to chop an hour out of the daily schedule to help promoters and officials.State Championship jersey’s for Juniors are only for U-15 & 15-18 to cut cost.
    • Change Master’s 35+ 4/5 from 45 minutes to 40 minutes.
    • Change Master’s 35+ 2/3 from 60 minutes to 50 minutes.
    • Change P/1/2/3 from 75 minutes to 60 minutes
  • State Championship jersey’s will not be awarded to State Time Trail champions  (participation cannot justify the cost), but medals will be.
  • Points and championship jersey’s will be awarded for 55+ in the Master’s 35+ races.
  • All criteriums and road races count toward the WCA Cup overall. No longer split between crits and Road Races.
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