Monday, April 10, 2006

Istria Terra Magica Bike 2006

Dear sports friends,

it is our great pleasure to announce the 2nd international bicycle race Istria Terra Magica Bike that is going to take place on April the 30th in Poreč. Classified as a marathon, the race is listed on the calendar of the World Bicycle Federation – class 1, and the total prize fund amounts at 8.500 euros.

Considering the fact that there will be assigned world points, it is attended an exciting race and an intense competition. The trail is 74 km long and passes through the attractive old centre of Poreč which typical Mediterranean ambience is enriched by numerous historic-cultural monuments which comprise the complex of the Euphrasian basilica from 1997 included in the UNESCO’s world list of protected cultural heritage.

A novelty for all the interested: amongst the professional international race this year we have organized an additional shorter, 38 km long track for amateurs. We are also glad to announce a rich entertainment program with music, fun, animation and many prizes, audiovisual registration of the race and lunch for all the participants.

The hotel company Riviera holding from Poreč has prepared some special tourist arrangements and affordable prices for all the cyclists.See you in Poreč!

Date:30th April 2006
Competition type:Marathon Istria Terra Magica Bike (UCI E1)
Course:Marathon Istria Terra Magica Bike (UCI 1),
CLASSIC 79,6 km / 950 m altitude
(Group start for the following categories:
Elite, U23, Women, Master 1&2, Sport 1&2)

Marathon Istria Terra Magica Bike,
SMALL 53,2 km / 370 m altitude
(Group start for the following categories:
Juniors, Master 3&4, Hobby-Tourist)

Authorized categories:
Elite, U-23, Women, Sport,
Master 1&2, Master 3&4, Hobby-Tourist

Start:Start in Poreč at 10.30 am
Registration and start fee till 15th April 2006:Istria Terra Magica Bike (E1) = 20 €
Additional fee from 16th till 29th April 2006:Istria Terra Magica Bike (E1) = 25 €

Number assignment:
● Saturday, 29th April 2006 from 12 am till 7 pm directly in the race office at the Hotel Pical in Poreč,
● Sunday, 30th April 2006 from 7 till 9 pm at the info point at Poreč

Entry fee includes:
The course will be signposted from April 2006; race number holder; professional timing; Mechanical help in the start area; medical assistance; free parking; food stops along the course; prize total of € 8.500,00; pasta party; online results; bike washing at the finish; race pack for every entrant; free entry into the various activities; male and female showers, shuttle service for bikers (broom service); welcome party

Overall prize purse: 4.140 € cash. Prize purse will be awarded to riders in the following categories: Elite, U-23, Women, Master and Sport. Practical prizes will be awarded to riders in all categories.

Prize giving ceremonies:
● Sunday, 30th April 2006 at the finish lane in Poreč

President of the Commissaires Panel: Csilla Tam (Hungary)

General rules:
The event applies the mountain bike technical rules of the Croatian Biking Union, the UCI International Mountain Bike Regulations and the general regulations of the UCI. The organizer will not be held accountable for civil and legal responsibilities of the competitors towards third parties. The event will take place regardless the weather conditions.

According to the book of regulations by placing the deposit of 100 kn