Proposal 34: Heat Start [ Revision 1 ]Committee: Road
Submitted on 2016-12-26
Status: Passed on January 10, 2017
This rule ensures fair racing conditions for the top male and female riders, those competing for the world champion title. This rule adds a minimal amount of time to the overall in order to achieve this.
4D.9.2 Heat Start
Heats should consist of at least 12 riders, either male or female (no mixed heats). Heats are sorted by speed with the fastest heat going first. Heats should be started every one to five minutes.
The first three heats might contain the fastest men, then a heat of the fastest women who are of proportionate speed with the third heat of men. This format makes sure that the top women start together while still giving them the opportunity to race and pace off of men of similar speed.
4D.9.2 Heat Start
Heats should consist of at least 12 riders, either male or female (no mixed heats). Heats may vary in size. Heats are sorted by speed with the fastest heat going first. The first heat should be devoted to the fastest males. The second heat should be devoted to the fastest females. The top males and the top females must have equivalent racing conditions. The following heats should be sorted by speed. The time intervals between heats should run as follows:
- For non-lapped races, there should be a time interval of at least 5 minutes (for the 10K) or 10 minutes (for the Marathon) between heats 1 and 2, as well as between heats 2 and 3. This is to ensure safe and fair racing for the top male and top female heats.
- For lapped races, the time intervals between heats 1, 2, and 3 should be set up such that following heats have the least chance of interfering with the top male and female riders.
Votes on this proposal:
13 out of 17 voting members have voted.
Agree: 12, Disagree: 1, Abstain: 0.