Proposal 16: Finish rules [ Revision 2 ]Committee: Track and Field
Submitted on 2016-12-08
Status: Passed on January 14, 2017
This proposal is based on two discussions that are both about section 2B.6.15:
- At which moment finishing "in control" must be assessed; and
- How to finish wheel walking in control.
These are determined by the front of the tire crossing over the edge of the finish line that is nearest to the starting line. Riders are timed by their wheels, not by outstretched bodies. Riders must cross the line mounted and in control of the unicycle. “Control” is defined by the rearmost part of the wheel crossing completely over the finish line with the rider having:
(a) Both feet on the pedals in normal races; or
(b) One foot on a pedal in one foot races; or
(c) At least one foot on the wheel in wheel walk races.
In races where dismounting is allowed (800m, Relay, etc.), in the event of a dismount at the finish line the rider must back up, remount and ride across the finish line again. In races where dismounting is not allowed, the rider is disqualified.
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The finish moment is when the front of the tire crosses the finish. The exact location of the finish is the edge of the finish line that is nearest to the starting line. Riders are thus not timed by outstretched bodies. At the finish moment, riders must be mounted and in control of the unicycle. “Control” is defined as follows:
(a) in regular races: the rider has both feet on the pedals; or
(b) in one-foot races: the rider has one foot on a pedal; or
(c) in wheel walk races: the rider continues to wheel walk.
In races where dismounting is allowed (800m, Relay, etc.), in the event that a rider does cross the finish line but not in control, the rider must back up on foot, remount and ride across the finish line in control. In races where dismounting is not allowed, the rider is disqualified.
Apart from a few edits for clarity, the essential changes are two-fold:
- The judgement of "in control" is exercised when the front (as opposed to the rear) of the wheel crosses the finish line. This is because it is not logical to require "in control" to be demonstrated after the race is over.
- "In control" in wheel walking is no longer defined as having one foot on the wheel, as in modern wheel walking technique this is often not the case. A lot of unrightful DQ's would occur if the old rule were strictly applied! Rather, the new criterion is that wheel walking is still occurring when crossing the finish.
- Revision 2 changed by Klaas Bil (03 Jan 04:01)
c is edited in that 'with both feet' is removed. This brings it in line with the definition of Wheel Walk in 1D.1.
- Revision 1 changed by Klaas Bil (08 Dec 05:15)
Votes on this proposal:
9 out of 14 voting members have voted.
Agree: 8, Disagree: 1, Abstain: 0.