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Dolomiti Superbike – the regulations

The golden rules and entry terms and conditions

Before you sweat the small stuff and tear out your hair about what and how everything runs at Dolomiti Superbike, simply take a look at the regulations. You can find everything that you need to know before, during and after the bike race here. 


1. Eligibility

Participation is open to all mountain bikers who are in possession of a medical certificate. Amateurs without license need to submit the medical certificate when picking up their bib number. Without medical certificate or licence you can’t participate at the race. Participation is limited to athletes of 16 years and older on the short distance of 60 km, and to athletes of 18 years and older on the long distance of 113 km. Every participant agrees to accept the terms of the liability disclaimer of the organisation committee unconditionally. Participation is at every athlete’s own risk.

2. Registration

Registration and payment can be carried out on our homepage from 15.09.2018 at 6:00 am

3. Entry fees

The participation fee for each athlete is:

80 Euro for registration from 1 until 4.000 partecipatns

90 Euro for registration from 4.001 until 5.000 partecipants

The participation for participants on tandem bicycles is 100 Euro.

4. Payment

Payment can be carried out by credit card on our homepage via DATASPORT (as of 15.09.2018).

5. Cancellations

Datasport offers the option of a cancellation insurance which can be chosen during the registration process online. To exercise the respective cancellation insurance any requests need to be addressed directly to Datasport. The paid registration fee will not be refunded – neither in the case of inability to attend, nor in the case of illness or accident. Substitutions of registered participants will be accepted until 00:00 on 15 JUNE 2019 for a fee of 25 Euro. In case of race cancellation due to force majeure, registration fees will not be refunded. Modifications regarding the selection of the preferred distance, of 60 km or 113 km, will be accepted until 00:00 on 15 JUNE 2019 for a fee of 20 Euro.

6. Privacy

The contestant agrees that his or her information may be passed on to third parties, in accordance with the Italian Personal Data Protection Code (Art. 13 and 23 of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003). The updating or deleting of your personal details can be requested in writing to the organising committee. You can also notify the organising committee in writing if you do not wish for your personal details to be forwarded.

7. Modifications

The organizers reserve the right to modify conditions of participation, the distances and their profiles as well as the invitation and regulation to the competition.

8. Categories

There are 49 different categories in total.

9. Start order, start blocks and starting times

Starting order and start numbers will be determined according to the following criteria:
a) the results of the last three editions of the Dolomiti Superbike (2018, 2017 and 2016): - top 100 on the long distance (elite and U23 will not be taken into consideration) - top 100 on the short distance
b) the individual results of the athlete in the last five editions of the Dolomiti Superbike (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
c) the moment of submission of the online registration form. In case of identical submission date regular participants will receive preferential treatment.

10. Start time long distance: 07:30

There will be 3 starting blocks:
Starting block 1 Start time 07:30
Starting block 2 Start time 07:40
Starting block 3 Start time 07:50

11. Start time short distance: 08:45

There will be 3 starting blocks:
Starting block 1 Start time 08:45
Starting block 2 Start time 08:55
Starting block 3 Start time 09:05

12. Infos

All women will start with pink bib numbers and are free to choose their start block. Athletes starting in another start block as the one assigned will be disqualified. Athletes registered for the short distance but start with those of the long distance will be disqualified.

13. Technical regulations

Only mountain bikes or mountain bike tandems will be admitted to the competition. Broken bikes can be repaired at one of the four service points along the course. It is advisable that participants check their bikes before the competition.

14. Safety regulations

Helmets are mandatory for the entire duration of the race for safety reasons.

15. Road traffic regulations

Part of the course takes place on public roads and therefore the Italian traffic code must be observed, as well as the general FCI rules for mountain bike competitions. Non-observance of the regulations will lead to disqualification.

16. Jury

The Jury will be composed of a member of the organizing committee, a judge of the FCI and a member of the time-keeping company.

17. Award ceremony

Immediately after the first athletes have passed the finish line, the flower ceremony will take place in the finish area. The official award ceremony will take place at 16:00 also in the finish area.

At the official award ceremony only the overall categories, the so-called Sprint award as well as the Hill Stages awards will be honoured. Following ranks of the overall categories will be honoured and winners/riders concerned must attend the prize giving ceremony:

  • 113 km distance: top 15 men
  • 113 km distance: top 10 women
  • 60 km distance: top 5 men
  • 60 km distance: top 5 women

The first 3 of all rated categories are entitled to prizes in goods. These prizes will be ready for collection from 15h00 respectively after the completed finish of the according category.

All price money is subject to a 20% tax deduction, as stated by Italian law.
The winners have a right to their prices only, if they follow all the rules.
The prices are not handed out at a later stage.

18. Prize money and prizes in goods

See the prize money here

19. Mountain sprint prices

Long Distance:

1. Sprint: Prato Piazza - DETAILS

2. Sprint: Croda Rossa - DETAILS

Short Distance:

2. Sprint: Sprint Marlene -  DETAILS



20. Intermediate sprint by Marlene

The Sprint prize will be awarded to the first 3 men and first 3 women.
1st ranked € 200.00
2nd ranked € 120.00
3rd ranked € 80.00

21. Disqualification

The jury as well as the race management reserve the right to exclude participants from the competition. The use of bicycles fitted with any type of electronic aid is strictly prohibited, and will lead to disqualification or exclusion.

22. Nature conservancy

Littering and leaving behind waste along the course is not permitted. Waste bins are at the disposal of bikers next to the feed zones. Because of nature conservancy regulations participants are not allowed to abandon the course at any time. Non-observance of these regulations will lead to disqualification.

23. Protests

Protests must be submitted to the Jury within and no later than 15 minutes after the race in written form with a deposit of € 50.00 which will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

24. Liability

Participation to the Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike is at the contestant’s own risk. By registering, the contestant waives any legal claim on the organizers, on a third party, or on any legal entity or person in connection with the organization.

By registering, the contestant acknowledges that he or she is physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in the competition. 

25. Abandonment of the competition

Participants who give up must report this to the next marshal along the course and hand over their race number. Participants who cannot complete the race within the deadline will be stopped and their numbers will be removed. The numbers can be recollected in the finish area.

26. Time limit – deadlines


San Candido - KM 3310:50 am
Monte Elmo - KM 42,812:30 pm
Sesto campo sportivo - KM 59,213:40 pm
Dobbiacco stazione fer. - KM 74,814:45 pm
Salita Prato Piazza - KM 90,215:50 pm

The deadlines have been calculated according to the starting time of the last group (8 am). The maximum time to complete the long route is 10 hours and 30 minutes (arrival closing at 06.30 pm). This corresponds to an average speed of 11km/h.

27. General rules of conduct

  • Slower bikers must immediately clear the way for faster bikers
  • Attention must be paid to dangerous and complex passages
  • Be careful on downhill stretches and remain prepared to brake at any time
  • Do not stop on the course for technical damages but on the side of the trail at a safe distance
  • A lane change in the final sprint is not allowed
  • Disregard of these regulations will lead to disqualification
  • Should bad weather occur, think of appropriate clothing! You are in an Alpine area! 

28. Time keeping

Time recording is carried out by Datasport and the net time (real time) will be measured.

29. Signature – registration

With the submission of the online registration form participants declare to:
- be in possession of a medical certificate according to the requirements of the ministerial decree dt. 18.02.1982. Participants need to submit the medical certificate (or a copy) when picking up their bib numbers. Failure to do so will lead to immediate disqualification and the organisation committee of the Dolomiti Superbike will not assume any liability for accidents or damage.

  • be in possession of a valid license if they are members of a cycling association or federation.
  • be in possession of a valid liability insurance.
  • have read the present regulations.
  • give permission to make use of pictures and personal data.

Dolomiti Superbike services

1. Race kit

Every contestant will get a bike shirt containing various typical products from the region, informative literature, race number, transponder for keeping time and the Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike bicycle vest. Furthermore, the race kit will hold the voucher for the Pasta party plus one drink.

2. Catering

During the Südtirol Dolomiti Superbike competition there will be 9 feed zones along the course, as well as one at the finish area. The feed zones will offer energy drinks, sandwiches, cakes, bananas, apples, and water.

3. Showers, bike wash, car parks

There will be showers, a bike wash and car parks at the participants’ disposal. Please note that parking outside the marked area is prohibited and will be prosecuted by local authorities.

4. Signposting of the course

Course security and signposting at every major turnoff will be available by the end of May. Peril points such as steep descents and dangerous bends will be marked with readily identifiable signs. In addition, there will be signs indicating length and altitude at each major ascent and signs indicating the remaining kilometres (countdown mode). ATTENTION: the complete signposting of the course will only be positioned the weekend of the competition.

5. Race numbers

The different colours of the race numbers refer to the respective starting blocks and starting times. The race numbers handed out by the organizers must be attached to the bikes. It is prohibited to cut off or to cover the logos of the sponsors.

6. Issue of bib numbers

Please bring your starting documents to pick up your race number and race kit.

Elementary school Niederdorf/Villabassa:

  • Thursday 11th July 2019: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Friday 12th July 2019: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 13th July 2019: 6:00 am to 7:00 am

7. Transponder for timekeeping

This year we will use a new transponder; it’s a one-way transponder called dataone and you do not have to pay a deposit.

9. Results

The first results will be available as soon as the first bikers have passed the finish line and they will be displayed near the finish area. They will also be published on our website – or on Datasport APP.

10. Text messages

Participants who have indicated their mobile phone number will receive text messages free of charge with different information and results.

11. E-mails

Participants who have indicated their e-mail address will receive various info mails about the event.

12. Pasta & Burger

The race kit includes a voucher for the “Pasta party“ or a Burger plus one drink; the Pasta party will take place at the marquee behind the main square of Niederdorf/Villabassa. Opening hours: Saturday 13th July 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

13. Massage

Our team of physiotherapists will offer you massages free of charge in the finish area.

14. Emergency Medical Service

A team of emergency doctors and paramedics of the “White Cross” ambulance service will be present.

The closest hospitals are:

  • San Candido/Innichen hospital: 9 km Tel. (+39) 0474 917 111
  • Brunico/Bruneck hospital: 23 km Tel. (+39) 0474 581 111

15. Public order

Public order and supervision of the tracks will be granted by local firemen, local police departments and mountain rescue services. Their orders must be categorically obeyed at all times.


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