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E-Sport | AusCycling Elite Teams National E-Sport Series

OVERVIEW

AusCycling & Zwift will be bringing a six race series to the 2022 AusCycling Elite Teams National E-Sport Series calendar. 

After a successful 2021 series, we’re back to improve on last year's series and continue to grow the discipline of E-Sport cycling.

All events in the Series will be conducted in accordance with the AusCycling General and E-Sport Technical Regulations.

Watch the next round of the 2022 AusCycling National Elite Teams Esport Series  – CLICK HERE

Or watch the replays – CLICK HERE

EVENT SCHEDULE

Week 1         Tuesday 7th June    Bologna TT

Week 2         Tuesday 21st June  Yorkshire | 2019 UCI Worlds Harrogate Circuit

Week 3         Tuesday 5th July     Watopia | WBR Climbing Series

Week 4         Tuesday 19th July   Paris | Champs-Élysées

TEAM COMPOSITION
The following teams will be invited to participate:

    • All 2022 National Road Series teams
    • UCI Continental Teams registered in New Zealand
    • Australia and New Zealand National Team
  • All riders must be U19, U23 or Elite riders.
  • Teams must confirm their participation in the series by Monday 30th May 2022 by emailing [email protected]  
  • Teams will be required to submit their full roster of riders who will participate in an event during the series by Friday 3rd June 2021 through a link to be provided to all registered teams subsequent to the confirmation date. 
  • NRS Teams may register up to six (6) additional ESport members into their team who will not count towards their NRS allocation.  Riders may not be registered to any other NRS or UCI team.
  • Teams must have a minimum of three (3) starters per round and maximum of ten (10) starters per round.  These individuals must be from the registered list of riders provided to AusCycling. NO guest riders are permitted.
  • The starters for the round must be confirmed no later than the Sunday prior to that round by 12:00 EST by using a form which will be provided to the team manager.

In Game Kit

  • Each team will be required to assign their own team jersey via the Zwift garage.

RIDER SETUP & HARDWARE

  • Each team must setup a ZwiftPower Team
  • All riders MUST be registered to Zwiftpower (Register here) and sync Zwift account with ZwiftPower (How to)
  • All riders must have their primary team selected as their registered NRS team. Failure to do this, will result in the team being DQ’d from Team Classification.

Riders will be required to hold one of the following:

  • A current AusCycling ‘Race – All Discipline’ membership for all Road Races, Time Trials [U19, U23 and Elite].
  • A Cycling New Zealand Race Membership
  • A 2022 UCI Licence (mandatory for any international rider)

Equipment

Riders must have the following equipment during the event paired:

  • Smart Trainer
  • Heart Rate Monitor

The following are NOT permitted for use ‘in game’:

  • Road Stages - TT bikes, TT helmets, Disc wheels, Tron bikes
  • Prologue - Tron bikes

Zwift Subscriptions

Zwift will provide 4 x 3-month subscriptions to each team. Teams will be responsible for choosing which riders from their roster will receive these free accounts.  These accounts must be noted in the registration form.

To receive free Zwift subscriptions teams must commit three (3) riders each week to take part in the series.

All other participants will need an active Zwift subscription.

INTEGRITY

Integrity Measures

A rider who finishes in the top 3 in both categories (Men and Women) will be randomly chosen to provide a post-race weigh in.

A text message will be sent informing them of their weigh-in obligation along with an instructional email.

Riders will be required to complete the following:

  1. Take a short weigh-in video. Video MUST contain:
  • Footage of yourself stating your name and team (this can be done by yourself in a mirror, or by another person).
  • Provide confirmation of date (footage of a newspaper, another phone or tablet that displays the time and date, basically anything that can’t be disputed).
  • Weighing yourself on a set of scales with resultant weight clearly shown.

NOTE: Please try to keep the video as short as possible to reduce the file size for email. So, make sure you have everything ready to go before you start filming.

  1. Email the video file to [email protected] (we will reply to let you know it has been received).


This process MUST be completed within 30 minutes of receiving your text message post-race.


Failure to complete the above process will result in DISQUALIFICATION.

If there are any issues with completing the process or emailing the video (if you receive an email return message), please email [email protected] as soon as possible and we’ll assist any way we can.

AusCycling has also partnered with ZADA to undertake any random testing including:

  • Use of ineligible IRL equipment
  • Miscalibrated trainer
  • Config changes during race

Anti-Doping

Anti-Doping Testing may be conducted at any round of the event.  Sport Integrity Australia may come to your location if they are testing. 

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

A TUE is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance).  TUE approval may protect athletes from receiving a sanction if a prohibited substance is found in their sample.

If you are currently taking any medication, please check whether this substance is banned in or out of competition via www.globaldro.com/AU/search

Further information on the TUE process can be found on the Sport Integrity Australia (SIA) website https://www.sportintegrity.gov.au/resources/therapeutic-use-exemption or by calling 1300 027 23

Sport Integrity Australia App

Any athlete and official can download the SIA app. The SIA App has been designed with athletes in mind.

The App gives a complete list of all supplements sold in Australia that have been screened for prohibited substances by an independent laboratory. The testing and certification of sports supplements cannot provide athletes a 100% safety guarantee but does significantly lower the risk of a positive test. For non-tested supplements the App gives athletes access to a quiz to assess the risk posed by highlighting key risk factors.

The App can also be used to report doping, check if a medication is banned in sport, give SIA feedback on testing missions, and complete online education modules.

SERIES CLASSIFICATION

The series will have two classifications: individual and team.  Points will be awarded to teams and individuals based on final placing in each round.

Individual Rider Point Allocation

The following points will be awarded for each race.  All categories leader points are calculated by the addition of all points accumulated using the following tables.

Series Points Table

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

 250

 175

 150

 100

 75

 50

40

30

25

20

 

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

19th

20th+

 15

 10

 9

 8

 7

5

 4

3

2

1

Each finisher will be awarded 1 point.

All ties will be broken in the following manner:

o   Most Wins;

o   If still tied, then number of top 5 results;

o   If still tied then there will be two winners/leaders.

Team Series Point Calculation

Team points are calculated by adding the individual rider ranking points of ALL riders

 In the event of a tie:

  • In the event that the positions are still tied, the sums of the placings obtained by their three best placed riders in the series.
  • In the event that the positions are still tied, the teams shall be separated by the placing of their best rider in the series.


CONTACT DETAILS

RACE MANAGEMENT                                               Adam Power

AusCycling                                                                  [email protected]

 

President of the Commissaires’ Panel (PCP)            TBC    

Zwift                                                                            [email protected]  

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Facebook                    @AusCyclingAus        @gozwiftausnz

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