Alberta Cyclocross Cup - Rules Update
Cyclocross season is just around the corner and there are a few important rules that are being updated for the 2010 Alberta Cyclocross Cup:
1. Expert Upgrading -
Riders in the Expertcategory will be upgraded to the Elite category on the basis of top-3 performances. One of the following combinations of results must be achieved over the course of two seasons (current & previous): 2 wins; 1 win plus 2 other top-3 placings; or 5 top-3 placings.
Master riders retain the option of declining an upgrade provided they have not met either of the above criteria over the course of one season. Upgraded Master riders, aged 40 or greater, may revert to their original category the following season. Once a rider has begun racing in a Cyclo-Cross Category, they may only upgrade based on Cyclo-cross results regardless of upgrades in Road or MTB categories.
2. Disc Brakes -
The UCI 1.3.025 has now approved disc brakes for cyclocross racing and the ABA will be adopting this rule as well.
3. Feeding -
The ABA will be adopting UCI 5.1.038 with regard to warm weather feeding. In the event of warm weather conditions (above 20 °C) the commissaires’ panel may decide to allow feeding in the pit lane. Under those conditions, feeding is not allowed during the first 2 and the last 2 laps.
4. Maximum Tire Width -
The ABA will not be adopting the new maximum tire width regulation of 33 mm for the 2010 season, therefore the maximum tire width remains 35 mm.