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USAT Rules

Welcome to this USA Triathlon sanctioned event. You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules. In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of the Position Violations, which you know as the drafting rules.

I have reduced the Position Rules to the following concepts, which everyone can remember:

  • Ride on the right side of your lane.
  • Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.
  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.
  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds.
  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.

Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are USAT certified referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. At the end of the race all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee’s ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties.

Marshals commonly cite the following violations:

  • Position– riding on the left side of the lane without passing.
  • Blocking – left side riding and impeding the forward progress of another competitor
  • Illegal Pass – passing on the right.
  • Overtaken - failing to drop back three bike lengths before re-passing
  • Drafting – following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.

Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for first offense, two citations will result in an additional penalty and if you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified. Be sure to check the penalty sheet before you leave the race site and have a chat with the Head Referee if you have any questions.

Make sure your helmet is a CPSC approved model. All helmets legally sold in the US are CPSC approved but if you purchased your helmet in a different country it might be illegal for use in sanctioned events.

While on your bike, always have your chinstrap securely fastened – before, during and after the event! The chin strap rule is easy to follow, so don’t forget – that’s a DQ!

Wear your race numbers, don’t leave your trash on the course, and don’t carry or use any portable audio devices.

Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

All that being said, I hope you have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all your goals.

Mandatory Meeting

Procedures:

  • All athletes must attend a pre race MANDATORY race briefing. No matter how many races you have done, everyone must attend this pre-race briefing!!!

Location:

  •  Maxine Barritt Park – Expo

Briefings will be held:

  • 1st briefing will be at 1:30pm
  • 2nd briefing 4:00pm

Cut Off Times

HALF REV

  • Swim Cut-off: The swim cut off is 1:10:00 from start of the last swim wave.
  • Bike Cut-off: You must finish the bike course within 5:30:00 following the start of your swim wave.
  • Run Cut-off: 8:00:00 from the start of the last swim wave.

Bike Tech Support

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TECH DOCS:

Here are some quick reference guides to help you keep your bike in peak performance.

Flat Clincher (PDF)

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Glue Tubular (PDF)

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Flat Tubular (PDF)

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Change Casette (PDF)

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Elite Bike Packing (PDF)

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About Elite Bicycles:

During his four-year professional triathlon career, Elite owner David Greenfield felt top-level cyclists needed a viable alternative to the mass produced, off-the-peg frame sizes and tubing offered by the major bicycle companies. He challenged himself to build affordable bicycles with custom sizes using the absolute highest grade aluminum tubing at prices competitive to standardized bikes being sold to top-level athletes in both the pro and amateur ranks.

Thousands of miles ridden on ill-fitting bikes with substandard frame materials led him to realize exactly what design and materials worked best, both for comfort and performance. Elite was formed to take advantage of the industry-wide technology boom which allowed smaller builders to compete with larger companies without being at a technological disadvantage. As a result, Elite now buys the highest quality tubing, uses the top welders and paint houses in the industry, and employs the absolute best design characteristics, all while offering customized tubing options and paint finishes at prices competitive with larger bike manufacturers.

Crafted in the USA from American-made parts, Elite uses Easton Ultra-Light and Easton Scandium tubing, as well as U.S. made Edge Composites carbon — the highest rated lightweight aluminum in the world. Each frame’s airfoil design is also wind-tunnel tested to ensure optimal performance. Complete bike packages are built using only the highest quality components. In addition to building custom fit bikes for athletes looking for an edge, a full range of standard-sized frames featuring the same design elements are also available at dealers worldwide,

Elite riders share a common bond of appreciation for their bikes, and Elite prides itself on maintaining close relationships with its growing family of riders. Elite actively seeks feedback from its customers and is excited by and shares in each individual’s personal accomplishments — often as they happen, as the crew is present to support the athletes at many of the important races around the world.

Elite is proud to be the bike of choice for many professional athletes, including ITU World Cup Champions, Ironman Champions, top ten Olympians, and Duathlon World Champions. Each of our athletes ride Elite bicycles not because they are paid to (Elite does not provide free equipment), but because they believe Elite gives them a critical edge they need to win.

By bringing together top frame designs, materials, welders, painters, and components, Elite builds bicycles that deliver maximum performance and value for every customer — from professional athlete to weekend warrior.

www.elitebicycles.com | Meet the Elite Bicycles Staff!

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Schedule 2013

The Rev3 Expo is located:

Maxine Barritt Park
1600 Harbor Dr. South
VeniceFL, 34285

 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Race Expo Opens 3:00pm-7:00pm
Packet Pickup Expo 3:00pm-7:00pm
Bike Mechanic Available Rev3 Merchandise Tent 3:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Practice Swim Beach (South of Sharky’s Pier) 8:00am-10:00am
blueSeventy Swim Clinic Beach 8:30am-9:00am
blueSeventy Worst Wetsuit Contest Beach 9:30am
Race Expo Opens Maxine Barritt Park 10:00am
Bike Mechanical Support Available Rev3 Merchandise Tent 10:00am-6:00pm
Packet Pick Up Expo – Maxine Barritt Park 10:00am-6:00pm
Mandatory Bike Check In Transition (North of Shark’s Rest.) 11:00am-6:30pm
Registration for Little Rev Rev3 Adventure Tent 11:00am-1:45pm
Meet  and Greet the Pro’s Rev3 Stage 1:00pm
1st Opportunity for Mandatory Athlete Meeting Rev3 Stage 1:30pm
Little Rev Adventure Race Rev3 Adventure Tent 2:30pm
2nd Opportunity for Mandatory Athlete Meeting Rev3 Stage 4:00pm

Sunday November 10, 2013 RACE DAY:

Transition  Opens Transition 5:30am
Bike Mechanical  Support Transition 5:30am-6:45am
Transition Closes for Half Athletes 6:45am
Half Pro Men Start 7:00am
Half Pro Women Start 7:02am
1st Wave Half Age Group 7:10am
Transition Closes for Oly Athletes 7:15am
1st Wave Olympic Age Group 7:50am
Rev3 Expo Opens 9:00am-4:00pm
Rev3 Kids Zone Open Rev3 Expo 9:00am-4:00pm
Pro Half Rev Award Ceremony Rev3 Stage 12:30pm
Olympic Age Group Award Ceremony Rev3 Stage 1:30pm
Half Rev Age Group Award  Ceremony Rev3 Stage 2:30pm
All Bikes Must be Out of Transition 4:00pm

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Overview

Venice Beach is located on the Southwest coast of Florida and is famous for being the prehistoric shark tooth capital of the world. Venice is a year round destination for families and hosts numerous arts, culture and music festivals. Relax on the white sand beaches or visit any of the local art museums, shopping districts or some of the best preserved natural lands in Florida at the Myakka River State Park. <read more>

Venue/Location

Venice, Florida - www.sarasotafl.org

Prize Purse

  • $4,800 (HALF-REV)
  • $N/A (OLYMPIC-REV)
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