The Long Distance Ski Championship

Rules

RULES AND REGULATIONS VII 2016/2017 v7.0

Competitions

Champion (Yellow Bib)

The yellow Ski Classics Champion bib is the main prize given to the male and female athlete finishing with the most points each season in Ski Classics. The previous season’s winner is permitted to use the yellow Ski Classics Champion logo on their racing suit for the entire season. The logo should be placed on top of right arm.

Sprint (Green Bib)

There will be 1-3 Ski Classics sprints in each Ski Classics event. The seven fastest male and three fastest women split times passing the sprint lines will get points. The overall winner is the athlete with most Ski Classics sprint points after the season in each gender.

Team

This classification is determined by adding the Ski Classics Champion points from the Pro Team´s best two male athletes, the best female athlete and the total sprint points taken by the Pro Team in each event. The total Pro Team points after the season will decide the Ski Classics Pro Team competition.

Youth (Pink bib)

The pink Ski Classics Youth bib is given to the best male and female athlete of age 26 or below. The age of the athlete is determined by the year the Ski Classics final take place. Points in the Ski Classics Champion competition are used.

Points

Champion

Position Points
1 200p
2 170p
3 140p
4 120p
5 100p
6 95p
7 90p
8 85p
9 80p
10 75p
11 70p
12 66p
13 62p
14 58p
15 54p
16 50p
17 47p
18 44p
19 41p
20 38p
21 35p
22 35p
23 31p
24 29p
25 27p
26 25p
27 24p
28 23p
29 22p
30 21p
31 20p
32 19p
33 18p
34 17p
35 16p
36 15p
37 14p
38 13p
39 12p
40 11p
41 10p
42 9p
43 8p
44 7p
45 6p
46 5p
47 4p
48 3p
49 2p
50 1p

Sprint

Men
Position Points
1 30
2 20
3 15
4 11
5 8
6 6
7 4
Women
1 30
2 20
3 10

Individual Prologue

Position Points
1 50
2 45
3 40
4 38
5 36
6 34
7 32
8 30
9 28
10 26
11 24
12 22
13 20
14 18
15 16
16 15
17 14
18 13
19 12
20 11
21 10
22 9
23 8
24 7
25 6
26 5
27 4
28 3
29 2
30 1

Pro Team Tempo

Position Points
1 200
2 170
3 140
4 120
5 100
6 95
7 90
8 85
9 80
10 75
11 70
12 66
13 62
14 58
15 54
16 50
17 47
18 44
19 41
20 38
21 35
22 33
23 31
24 29
25 27
   

Prize Money

Prize Money over all season standings: EUR 200.000

Champion Men

  1. 20% of Total Prize Money
  2. 7%
  3. 5%
  4. 3%
  5. 1%

Champion Women

  1. 20% of Total Prize Money
  2. 7%
  3. 5%

Team

  1. 20% of Total Prize Money

Sprint Men

  1. 5% of Total Prize Money

Sprint Women

  1. 5% of Total Prize Money

Youth Men

  1. 1% of Total Prize Money

Youth Women

  1. 1% of Total Prize Money

ATHLETES AND PRO TEAMS

 GENERAL

1. Ski Classics Rules and Regulations are valid on top of the FIS rules (ICR). Athletes must act in accordance to FIS (ICR) and Ski Classics rules and regulations.

 a Ski Classics appointed Race Director is responsible for and has the right to amend the Ski Classics rules and regulations.

 b Ski Classics Race Director has the right to act upon violations of the rules.

 PRO TEAM LICENSE

2. Athletes must be registered as a member of an official Ski Classics Pro Team and have a valid FIS-license in order to compete for Ski Classics points and prize money. Application to register a Pro Team must be sent to racedirector@skiclassics.com. Ski Classics has the sole right at own decision to hand out a Pro Team License, which gives the right to register a Pro Team.

3. By registering a Pro Team at www.skiclassics.com the Pro Team accepts Ski Classics Rules and Regulations. Athletes registered in Ski Classics are to receive guaranteed start places in each race if the following criteria are fulfilled:

 a The athlete is registered in a Pro Team.

 b The athlete has an individual ranking that ensure a place in the elite group.

 c The athlete has a valid FIS license.

 d The athlete is registered before 1st October 2016.

4. Pro Team must be registered no later than 1st of October 2016 via www.skiclassics.com. Athletes must be registered in a Pro Team latest 48 hours before an event in order to receive Ski Classics points and prize money. Athletes need to be registered for the event according to event entry rules. Pro Teams registered after October 1st will not be guaranteed a place. Number of Ski Classics Pro Teams is limited to 25. Top 15 Pro Teams registered previous season in Ski Classics are guaranteed a Pro Team license if registered before 1st of September 2016.

 a Registration of athletes to Ski Classics events is done when registering a Pro Team at www.skiclassics.com, registration is open 15th August 2016- 1st October 2016.

 b 2016/2017 the registration fee is Euro 100 per athlete and event.

 c Registrations after 1st of October 2016 are made directly to each event according to each events own rules, no start place is guaranteed and late registration fees may be different then in point A above.

 d Ski Classics will invoice the total registration fee.

 5. Pro Teams must consist of minimum four and maximum ten athletes, men and women athletes included.

 6. Athletes are not allowed to change Pro Teams during the season, and Pro Teams are not allowed to unregister athletes during the season. The season is defined as 1st October 2016 until 1st May 2017.

 7. The Pro Teams should have a written agreement with the athletes in the teams in order to ensure that they accept the rules of Ski Classics, including the Anti-Doping agreement in Appendix 8a. The anti –doping agreements should be scanned and emailed to racedirector@skiclassics.com no later than 1st November 2016.

 8. Pro Team License fee EUR 1500 + VAT must be paid upon invoice. Late entry license fee for teams registered after 1st of October 2016 and approved by Ski Classics is EUR 3000 + VAT. Pro Team License fee must be paid before team may collect points in a Ski Classics race. For the License fee each team receives in return from Ski Classics:

 a 10 tickets to the Ski Classics Final Banquet

 b 10 Ski Classics Official Pro Team vests (works as accreditation permits for the Pro Team staff)

 c Logo in Ski Classics TV-graphics

 d Information at the Ski Classics Pro Team page on www.skiclassics.com

 e Right to brand the team as a “Ski Classics Official Pro Team”

 f Possibility to acquire VIP hospitality tickets to the Ski Classics VIP-trailer.

 g Pro Teams will be remunerated for the Vasaloppet China event according to Appendix 9.

 PRICE MONEY

9. All Ski Classics athletes and Pro Teams must participate in the price ceremony at the Ski Classics Final banquet in order to receive prize money. If an athlete cannot participate in the Ski Classics Final due to illness and/or reasons beyond the athletes control, the athlete must submit documentation stating clearly the reasons for not attending. The document must be certified by a medical doctor and submitted to the Race Director in order for her/his points to be valid for the overall results.

 POINTS

10. Ski Classics Champion and Sprint points are awarded according to the points table, appendix 3.

11. Pro Team points are gathered from the team’s top two men and top single woman in each event in Ski Classics Champion competitions, and the total Ski Classics Sprint points received in each event.

12. Ski Classics Race Director may retain collected Ski Classics individual and/or Pro Team points if an athlete is violating rules in an event. A protest must be handed in to the Race Director within 60 minutes after the winner finishes the event by handing over to the Race Director or Jury a written protest, or emailing to protest@skiclassics.com , protest are handled according to FIS ICR-rules. All results are final one hour after the event winner has finished and the jury and/or race director has checked protests. Exception will be made for doping violation cases.

13. All Ski Classics athletes shall be available for the media. Points may be retained from a Pro Team if they are not available for:

 a Short comments for media on event day, prior to start

 b Pro Team members and team captain must be present at press conference if they are invited.

 c Available for questions from media immediately after finish and after the flower ceremony.

 d Top 3 finishing men and women + bib holders must be present in ProTeam Zone until Flower ceremony is completed.

14. An athlete must finish the race within 20% of winning time in respectively gender in order to receive points in the Champion or Youth competition. In order to receive Sprint points, the skier must finish the race.

15. In the event of a dead-heat between two competitors the points for the places will be added together and divided by two (e.g. in a dead-heat for 1st and 2nd places, both athletes will receive (200+170)/2 = 185 points).

16.  If two or more athletes score the same number of points after the final event, the winner is the athlete who has:

 a  The highest number of individual Ski Classics wins during the season

 b  The best results (i.e. most 2nd places, most 3rd places, etc.) If the athletes are still equal, two (or more) Champions will be awarded. The prize money for the places will be added together and divided (e.g. in a dead-heat for 1st and 2nd places, both athletes will receive the prize money of the 1st and 2nd place divided in 2.

17.  Each Pro Team participating in a Ski Classics event shall have a representative at the race´s Team Captains meeting the day prior to the race. The meeting is held at 17:30 local time unless otherwise stated from the race organizer.

18.  Ski Classics athletes shall use the provided Ski Classics GPS device if they are selected. Top 20 men and top 5 women in the SC Ranking List are mandatory to wear GPS devices; extra GPS devices will be handed out in addition as informed on the Team Captains meeting. Team captains are responsible for charging and making sure the GPS devices are worn by selected Athletes. Lost devices will be invoiced each Pro Team Eur 150 each.

MARKETING

19.  Ski Classics official pro teams shall have a Ski Classics pro team logo on their homepage, hyperlinked back to www.skiclassics.com. Ski Classics official pro teams shall use Ski Classics common top header menu on their homepage, html code is provided by Ski Classics.

20.  Ski Classics and the Events part of Ski Classics may use photos and videos of registered Pro Teams and athletes in order to market Ski Classics with prior permission or remuneration.

SKI CLASSICS VIP

21.  Top 10 men and top 10 women in the SC ranking are considered as the Ski Classics VIP. Event organizations are obliged to pay as per below if event is cancelled later than 7 days prior to the race day. In order to receive the below VIP remuneration the athlete must be present at the event and attend the press conference, prize/flower ceremony if invited. VIP group athlete will receive EUR 195 + VAT per athlete and event.

SKI CLASSICS – PRO TEAM TEMPO RULES

(NOT APPLICABLE 2016/2017)

22.  Each Pro Team calculate (third best male time x3) + single best women time into a total time for each team in the prologue. Total time ranking give team points according to Pro Team Tempo points table in appendix 3. Minimum 3 skiers per team on the team tempo start line.

23.  For each women or men a team is missing, the team gets winning time + 20% in each gender competition added to the total time. If no man or women is starting in the prologue the team will get 0 team points from the prologue.

24.  All pro team athletes starting and finishing within 20% of the winning time in the prologue and finishing will get 50 individual bonus points in the Ski Classics Champion competition.

SKI CLASSICS – INDIVIDUAL PROLOGUE RULES

25.  Each Pro Team calculate two best male times + single best women time into a total time for each team in the prologue. Total time ranking give team points according to ProTeam Tempo points table in Appendix 3. Minimum 3 skiers per team on the prologue start line.

26.  For each women or men a team is missing, the team gets winning time + 20% in each gender competition added to the total time. If no man or women is starting in the prologue the team will get 0 team points from the prologue.

27.  Individual champion points will be handed out from the Prologue according to Individual Prologue points table in Appendix 3.

28.  In addition all pro team athletes starting and finishing within 20% of the winning time in the prologue and will get 50 individual bonus points in the Ski Classics Champion competition.