15. & 16. june 2019 / Langnau i.E.
Take part in the Tour de Suisse Challenge 2019 and benefit from a professional setting with closed-off race courses, nutrition, mechanical support and original Tour de Suisse routes.
Accreditation for Tour the Suisse Challenge is located at:
Berufsschule Langnau i.E, Bleicheweg 11, 3550 Langnau i.E.
Accreditation for individual time trial / saturday:
Friday June, 14th: 5 – 8 pm and Saturday June, 15th: 8.30 – 12 am
Accreditation for road race / sunday:
Saturday June 15th: 4 – 6 pm and Sunday June, 16th: 7 – 8 am
Registration for all stages of the Tour de Suisse Challenge is available exclusively online via the website www.tourdesuisse.ch/challenge
Online registration is open until Friday 7st. of June 2019. After this date, registration is only possible at the race itself and subject to a late registration fee.
Individual timetrial: Start time and other special provisions
For the individual time trial, the start time is drawn and then published on the homepage in advance. In addition, each participant is informed about his or her individual start time via a service e-mail, provided that details were provided upon registration.
Slipstreaming is not allowed in the individual time trial and will incur a time penalty for the first offence and disqualification for any repeat. The individual start times are binding for every participant. The jury reserves the right to issue a time penalty to participants who do not arrive on the start ramp in time or to disqualify them from the competition.
Every participant must wear a helmet!
All technically flawless two-wheeled bicycles in accordance with the Swiss Cycling race rules are permitted. Non-compliance may result in disqualification.
The following bikes and accessories are not allowed at the start for safety reasons:
- Disc wheels on the front and/or back (except for the individual time trial) Triathlon bars of any kind (except for the individual time trial)
- Recumbent bikes, chair bikes, unicycles, hand cycles, e-bikes of any kind
- Trailers of any kind
- Attachments that pose a safety risk
- Saddle-bags and other loads
- Drinks bottles made from glass, aluminium, hard plastic or other materials that are fragile or not easily distortable
The Tour de Suisse Challenge consists of a total of two stages (one individual time trial and one road races with mass start).
An overall ranking will be entered for participants who register for all two stages but all stages of the Tour de Suisse Challenge may also be booked individually.
1st Stage – Individual Time Trial with start and finish in Langenau/Emmental
2nd Stage – Roadrace with start and finish in Langenau/Emmental
The following services are covered by the entry fee:
- Opportunity to refill participants’ water bottles prior to start (except in individual time trials)
- Timing using an individual one-way transponder in the seatpoast-number
- Start numbers and safety pins
- Starter bag with products and give-aways
- Daypack service at start and finish
- Toilets, showering and changing facilities
- Drinking bottle service during the race
- Technical emergency service before and during the race
- Neutral technical service during the race
- Medical service
- Refreshments at the finish including drinks and bakery productsbaked goods
- Motorbike escorts
- Lost & found
- Text message/e-mail results service
- Online results service and PDF documents for download
Each participant who has registrated until 30th. of April will receive one official “Tour de Suisse Challenge” jersey from our sponsor Santini (regardless of the number of stages they ride).
For each race, except the individual time trial, relevant average or minimum speeds apply which are required due to the subsequent professional race that follows. They can be found in the relevant time/progress tables for the individual races. Compliance is monitored by the jury during the race. Anyone who does not meet the average or minimum speed specified will be disqualified from the race by the jury via withdrawal of the start number. The participant can then either get in the broom wagon or ride back to the finish independently and on his or her own responsibility away from the course. Continuing to ride on the course is not possible due to the subsequent advertising caravan and professional race. The instructions of the police and jury must be followed.
Startblock allocation for roadraces
Start block allocation for the road race from the second stage are based on the participant’s result from the first stage (individual time trial/prologue). Participants who are not taking part in all two stages (day riders) will be allocated a start block on the basis of their expected average personal speed as stated by the participant when registering. Start block allocation is posted in accreditation prior to each race and published on the Internet in advance.
The following rules of behaviour apply on principle for the Tour de Suisse Challenge.
Appropriate race security for the Tour de Suisse Challenge is provided by the tour police and the security service of the Tour de Suisse.
In the 2nd stage in Langenau will proceed as follows. Security by tour police and the security service is limited to 20 minutes after the passage of the leading rider. This is indicated by a specially marked vehicle of the organisation which monitors this 20 minute window and marks it by its position in the race. All participants riding behind this vehicle do so in accordance with the regulations of Swiss traffic law and are no longer protected by a blocked route, however they may finish the stage if they achieve the preset minimum speed thus ensuring their results are recorded for the daily and overall classification.
The security of the racetrack (20 minutes after the passage of the leading rider) is basically guaranteed, but all participants are obliged to comply with the Road Traffic Act during the race. Although public roads are closed to general traffic, parked and/or oncoming or overtaking vehicles can always be expected.
Riders must be ready to brake and must ride on the right at all times. The instructions of the police and of the organisers must be followed without exception during the race. In the event of non-compliance, the jury reserves the right to impose a penalty or to disqualify the participant.
Every participant is entered in a daily ranking for women and men based on his or her personal result and is additionally ranked in his or her corresponding age group (see age group division).
Age group divisions are dependent upon at least six participants in the same age group actually
starting the race. Where this is not the case, the individual participant’s results will be allocated to the age group above.
Only participants who have registered for all two stages prior to the start of stage 1 (individual time trials) are entered in the overall ranking. Registrations for all two stages after the first stage cannot be taken into account in the overall ranking.
Every participant is entered in the overall ranking for women and men based on his or her personal daily result and is additionally ranked in his or her corresponding age group (see age group division). Age group rankings are dependent upon at least six participants in the same age group actually starting the first stage (individual time trials/prologue). Where this is not the case, the individual participant’s results will be allocated to the age group above. The position in the overall ranking will be calculated by totallingthe times from the respe ctive daily rankings.
Classifications / Categories / Age groups
2002 - 2001
2000 - 1990
1989 - 1980
1979 - 1970
1969 - 1960
1959 and older
Groups for both men and women
Times are recorded using a timing transponder by the timing partner of the Tour de Suisse Challenge. The transponder is a one-way transponder which is integrated into the seat post number. The transponder is issued upon accreditation along with the start documents. Participants are responsible for correctly attaching the transponder; it is important to observe the transponder instructions given in the start documents. Times are recorded at the start, at checkpoints along on the route and at the finish.
The Tour de Suisse Challenge is open to hobby, recreational and amateur athletes born in 2002 or before, with the exception of Elite National U23, Elite National and Elite Women or foreign participants holding a licence equivalent to this classification.
Participants who are invited by the organizer are not affected by this regulation above.
Anyone who fulfils the abovementioned admission criteria and the GTCs is entitled to take part in the Tour de Suisse Challenge.
Every participant rides his or her own race and is ranked according to the criteria listed under “Rankings and results” and entered in the results.
All participants who have not yet turned 18 on the event day must provide a written declaration of consent with a signature from at least one parent or guardian when collecting their start documents. Issuing of start documents and participation in the Tour de Suisse Challenge are only possible following presentation of such a declaration.