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2015 Colorado Track Cup and Track Racing Policy

DEFINITIONS AND GOALS

The Colorado Track Cup is a season-long points competition for BRAC members who compete in track racing events. The Cup includes both the weekend races that are designated State Championship Events and midweek races. Races in the Cup are held at both the Colorado Springs Velodrome and the Boulder Valley Velodrome in Erie.

The goal of both the Colorado Track Cup and Colorado State Track Championships is to recognize the best BRAC members in both Individual and Team competitions in designated categories, and to:

  • Serve the needs of the Colorado track racing community.
  • Encourage teamwork and competitiveness.
  • Effectively manage the length of the race day.
  • Encourage quality event promotion.
  • Effectively manage the race calendar.

RIDER AND CLUB ELIGIBILITY

  • Racers must hold both a USAC racing license and a BRAC annual membership to be counted in the Colorado Track Cup.
  • Racers must be categorized as a 1, 2, or 3 to earn points in both the Track Cup rider and team competitions.
  • Clubs must hold both active USAC and BRAC club memberships.
  • Points earned before annual membership is obtained will not be counted in either the rider?s or team?s points total.
  • Pros are welcome to race but are not eligible for the Colorado Track Cup point competition or State Championship vests.
  • Category 4 and 5 (for men) and Category 4 (for women) riders are not eligible to compete in the Colorado Track Cup points competition. BRAC highly recommends that these riders participate in a ?Learn the Velodrome? course and upgrade swiftly.

EVENT SELECTION

BRAC shall select Track Cup events and State Championship events with input from the BRAC Track Coordinator and the Colorado Velodrome Association Advisory Board.

  • Clubs must be current members, in good standing, of both USA Cycling and BRAC.
  • Organizer or club must have properly applied for the status of Track Cup, in writing, and paid the calendar date fee.
Events will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • The quality of the past event as indicated by Chief Referee and Chief Judge reports.
  • The quality of the past event as indicated by post-event race surveys.
  • The Points Designation level requested by the event organizer.
  • Attendance-by-category report of past events compiled by the BRAC Membership Manager.
  • Prize list.
  • The event director?s organization.
  • Event location.
  • Timing on the calendar.
  • BRAC Technical Committee recommendations based on grades of past promotions by club/organizer applying for the status.

BRAC will attempt to balance the schedule for equal opportunity for all categories to compete in the Track Cup, as well as attempt to balance events between the Colorado velodromes.

TRACK CUP REGULATIONS

At the conclusion of the Colorado Track Cup, the rider and team with the greatest number of points shall receive the Individual and Team Championships for each of the Track Cup categories. Track Cup awards go three deep in each category. The tiebreaking rules shall be: 1) the rider or team with the most victories, 2) the rider or team with the most second places, 3) the rider or team with the most third places. If still tied, the duplicate prizes will be awarded.

Race flyers must be posted 30 days in advance of the pre-registration deadline in order to charge late fees and to remain part of the Track Cup competition.

Failure to meet Cup policy standards may result in loss of Track Cup status for the current year?s events and cause the club/organizer to be ineligible for points designations in the following year.

Events are encouraged to have a professional appearance and atmosphere. Suggested items include, but are not limited to:

  • Announcers and Music
  • Vendor/Expo Area
  • Activities for children
  • Programs for riders and spectators

Pre-registration files must include the following data:

  • First and Last Name
  • Category
  • USAC License Number
  • Gender
  • Racer?s state of residence

RACING CATEGORIES

The following categories are part of the Colorado Track Cup for individuals and teams:

  • SM 1-2
  • SM 3
  • MM 40+ 1-3
  • JM 9-12
  • JM 13-16
  • JM 17-18
  • SW 1-3
  • MW 40+ 1-3
  • JW 9-12
  • JW 13-16
  • JW 17-18

Categories marked with a ?*? may not be held at every Colorado Track Cup event due to time constraints and participation. At Colorado Track Cup events where there are not Masters or Junior races, the top 5 riders in these categories will score points via their finishing in the Senior Categories. Riders will score 50% points in Cat 3 events and 100% in Cat 1-2 events.

Riders over 16 are encouraged to ride in categorized races.

Awards for the Colorado Track Cup will include trophies and/or medals for the first, second and third place finishers in the above categories. Other categories may be offered on race days, but will not compete for Cup points.

POINTS TABLE

For both the Colorado Track Cup and State Championship track events, the following points table will be used to calculate Overall winners for both riders and teams:

  • 1st ? 7 points
  • 2nd ? 5 points
  • 3rd ? 3 points
  • 4th ? 2 points
  • 5th ? 1 points

TRACK CUP RIDER RESPONSIBILITIES

It is the rider?s responsibility to:

  • Ensure that USAC and BRAC club and rider fees have been paid for the rider as well as for his/her club.
  • Ensure that the correct category and club affiliation is shown on their USAC license and in their BRAC profile.
  • Verify their placing on the official results that are posted at the race venue.
  • Monitor the points standings on the BRAC website, and submit questions to the BRAC Membership Manager (Membership@ColoradoCycling.org) within three days from the date that event?s Track CUP results are posted on the BRAC website.

TRACK CUP CLUB/RACE DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The club/race director will abide by the Track Cup policy.
  • The club/race director agrees to collect and pay all fees as outlined in the BRAC Schedule of Fees.
  • In the event of a weather cancellation, the race director shall call the Venue Manager, Chief Referee, and the BRAC Operations Manager to inform them of the situation as soon as possible.

COLORADO STATE TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Colorado State Track Championship events will be held on the following days in summer:

  • Senior Mass Start Events ? Friday Evenings
  • Masters & Junior Mass Start Events ? Weekend Date
  • All Time Trial Events ? Weekend date
  • State championships are usually specific to Senior, Master, and Junior categories.
  • In addition to the required State Championship categories, the race director can host additional categories with approval from the Chief Referee and BRAC Staff.
  • As many of the states which surround Colorado do not have a velodrome, the Colorado State Track Championships are open to athletes who do not live in Colorado. USAC State Champions who are current annual BRAC members prior to the event will receive a complimentary BRAC State Championship vest.
  • BRAC will award a State Championship Vest at no cost to the winner of each qualified category (listed in 16.9.9.1) if that winner is also a BRAC member prior to the competition. Please note that only one vest will be awarded to an athlete in a given year regardless of the number of state championship victories.

The omnium formats are described below:

  • State Championship medals (gold, silver and bronze) will be given to the top 3 in each event
  • Only athletes who are current members of BRAC are eligible to earn omnium points. If an ineligible rider competes and places in the top five, their place will be vacated and the next highest placed eligible rider will be moved up and will receive the omnium points.
  • Some championship events may only be open to riders of a certain category, in accordance with the USAC rulebook; those category restrictions will be followed.

The following points will be awarded in each qualifying race, as described below:

  • 1st place - 7 points
  • 2nd place - 5 points
  • 3rd place - 3 points
  • 4th place - 2 points
  • 5th place - 1 point
  • Tie-breaking will be in accordance with the USAC rulebook.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CATEGORIES

SPRINT

  • SM 1-2
  • SM 3
  • MM 40-49 1-2-3
  • MM 50+ 1-2-3
  • JM 17-18
  • SW 1-2-3
  • MW 40-49 1-2-3
  • MW 50+ 1-2-3
  • JW 17-18

OMNIUM

  • JM 9-12
  • JM 13-16
  • JW 9-12
  • JW 13-16

ENDURANCE

  • SM 1-2
  • SM 3
  • MM 40-49 1-2-3
  • MM 50+ 1-2-3
  • JM 17-18
  • SW 1-2-3
  • MW 40-49 1-2-3
  • MW 50+ 1-2-3
  • JW 17-18

* PRO license holders are welcome to race in State Championships but are not Colorado State Championship eligible.

The following categories are part of the Colorado State Track Championships. ? Top 3 will receive Medals Only.

  • Senior Men Cat 4 & 5 ? 1km TT and 4km Pursuit
  • Senior Women Cat 4 ? 500m TT and 3km Pursuit

SPRINT OMNIUM STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The awarding of this title for both men and women will be based on an omnium of results from the following state championship races: Match Sprint, 500m/1km TT, Team Sprint and the Keirin.

Special Rules for Team Sprint Competition: No points will be awarded for any member of a Team Sprint team unless the entire team is made up of Colorado and Wyoming residents who are members of BRAC. If a rider chooses to ride on more than one team sprint team, BEFORE COMPETING he/she must declare the team that will count toward the State Championships, and any other team on which he/ she competes is ineligible to be counted in the Championships. Team Sprint riders must be at least 17 years of age to compete on a team.

ENDURANCE OMNIUM STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

The awarding of this title for both men and women will be based on an omnium of results from the following state championship races: Individual Pursuit, Scratch Race, Points Race, Madison Championships (men only) and the Team Pursuit Championships.

Special Rules for Team Pursuit Competition: No points will be awarded for any member of a Team Pursuit team unless the entire team is made up of Colorado and Wyoming residents who are members of BRAC. If a rider chooses to ride on more than one team pursuit team, BEFORE COMPETING he/she must declare the team that will count toward the State Championships, and any other team on which he/ she competes is ineligible to be counted in the Championships. Team Pursuit riders must be at least 17 years of age to compete on a team.

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