Friday 26 TH March 2015 Elite Athletes’ Briefing.
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- Friday 26 TH March 2015 Elite Athletes Briefing
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- Briefing agenda Welcome and introductions Competition jury Schedules and timetables Check-in and procedures The course Post-race procedures Weather forecast
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- Welcome and Introductions Thanos Nikopoulos, ITU Team Leader Frank Stapleton, ITU Technical Delegate Juliet Fahey, ITU Race Referee Dr. Deon Stoltz, ITU Medical Delegate Dave Beeche, LOC CEO Chris Randle LOC Event Director Shanelle Barrett, LOC Competition Manager Garry Boon, TriNZ President Welcome and Introduction
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- Competition Jury Frank Stapleton, ITU Technical Delegate - Chair Garry Boon, TriNZ President Terry Sheldrake, ITU Executive Board Member.
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- Friday (after this briefing ) 18:30 Race pack pick-up Your race package includes: Helmet stickers (3x) Bike sticker (1x) Body decals (4x) both arms and both legs + Accreditation card: To access the athletes lounge on race day. Please assist and FILL IN LOC Survey if not done already. Schedule and Timetables
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- Saturday 13:30-14:30 Bike course familiarisation1 LAP Controlled pace By Police no passing lead or dropping back behind tail vehicle ! (Meeting point: Elite transition Exit at 13:20 start subject to police instruction) 14:30-15:15 Swim course familiarisation
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- Schedule and timetables Sunday (Elite Women) 11.00 12:15Athletes Lounge check-in 11:30 12:40Transition Area check in 11:30 12:40 Swim warm-up (no bike or run warm-up on course) 12:45Athletes introductions 12:51Elite Women Start Medal ceremony after finish. Downstairs SHED 10 can be used for shelter.
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- Schedule and timetables Sunday(Elite Men) 14:50 16:05 Athletes Lounge check-in 15:20 16:30 Transition Area check in 15:20 16:30 Swim warm-up (no bike or run warm-up on course) 16:35Athletes introductions. 16:41Elite Men Start Medal ceremony immediately after finish. Downstairs SHED 10 can be used for shelter
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- Access to the venue Finish Line Access to TA Elite Athletes lounge
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- Check-in procedures Bike Check before entering Athletes Lounge Refer to 5.2 in competition rules Handle bars with clips-ons Wheels (non authorized UCI wheels rule) Spare wheels Bike frame Saddle position (-5cm Men & -2cm Women) Random 25% Approved exceptions on ITU website: http://www.triathlon.org/uploads/docs/itu_sport_elite_bike_saddle_rule_exceptions_updated_19032015.pdf Approval for the addition/modification of any equipment to the bike, MUST be obtained from the RACE REFEREE up until 10 minutes from the end of this Athletes Briefing Mechanic service available.
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- Check-in procedures Athletes Lounge Uniform and gear check (name, country, logos, ITU logo, zippers, race and Podium caps) photos taken of each uniform. Wearing other uniform during the race = DSQ! Body marking check (both arms, both legs) Timing chip distribution Swim cap distribution, Leave personal gear in the Athletes lounge (use bag drop sticker)
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- Check-in procedures Transition Area Helmet check Do not leave helmet straps fastened in transition ( New rule on BRANDING ) Example RED BULL.. Running Shoes go outside the box. Helmet on Bike Labeled Spare wheels go to the athletes lounge, and the TOs will move the wheels to the Wheel Stations and return them to lounge. Return your non-competition gear to the Athletes Lounge (use your bag drop sticker)
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- Access to Transition zone Elite Transition Athletes lounge
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- The course Swim 2 laps of 750m Bike 8 laps of 5.09km = 40.724km Run 4 laps of 2.5 km
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- The course Course video
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- Pre-start procedure Athletes Introduction 15 minutes before your start, you will be called to leave the Athletes Lounge, following the technical officials instructions, towards the Transition Area in front of the grandstands When you are introduced, jog to the swim start platform Quickly select your start position After selecting your position, stay behind the line Blocking more than one position = DSQ
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- Athletes introduction Elite Transition Start pontoon
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- Start procedure Athletes in position: The start can be given any time after the Race Referee announces On your mark Air Horn Sound The race starts After selecting your position, stay behind the pre start line Athletes not moving forward at the start will receive a time penalty of 15 seconds in TA1.
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- False start procedure False start with many Athletes: Several horn blasts Kayaks in front of you Everyone goes back to her/his original start spot Valid start but with early starters: If a few athletes start before the horn and everyone else starts with the horn: the false starter(s) will receive a time penalty of 15 seconds in TA1. (During the time penalty athlete CANNOT touch any race equipment!)
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- Swim course Today at 12:45 Water temperature: 20.9.C Air temperature: 22.6C WBGT 20.6C Condition Relative Humidity 73% Final decision 1hr before race start 2 laps (total distance of 1500m) clockwise Distance to the first turn buoy 325m Pass all THREE buoys on the right shoulder Swim behavior will be closely monitored and recorded by water based and broadcast room officials. Take wetsuit, cap, goggles to transition into the box
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- Swim course
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- Transition Flow Swim exit Mount line (Green)
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- Transition area Individual bike racks. Name, Number, Country Code and Flag All used equipment goes into your box Failure to put equipment in box = 15 second penalty on run Mount Line is at the end of TA (GREEN LINE) Dismount Line is at the beginning of TA (RED LINE)
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- Bike course 8 laps of 5km (total distance of 40.724km) Ride through transition venue each lap. Hilly and Technical with some negative camber corners Wheel Stations 1 Neutral wheel station (NO Campagnolo rear) additional Team Wheels can go to Neutral wheel station FOR owner TEAM ONLY. 1 Team wheel station. Littering zone for bike at neutral wheel station. Lap Counter: at the exit of transition Lapped athletes are WILL BE REMOVED from race First runner last biker case will apply see map. Littering zones for the bike, at the neutral wheel station.
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- Bike course Wheel stations Coaches area
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- Lap Counter Bike course
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- Caution Caution signal: sharp whistles and or red flags
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- Run course 4 laps (total distance of 10 km ) Aid stations and Littering Zones 2 per lap For locations see map Sealed water bottles Discard bottles and litter in the Littering Zones as indicated by the following signs
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- T2 Transition Flow Dismount Line Penalty box Run course
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- Aid station/litter zone Last bike / First runner Aid station/litter zone Penalty box
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- Run course Lap Counter Penalty box Run course
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- Run penalty box Run penalty box is for infringements in: TA1, Bike, TA2 and run course e.x.: Mount before mount line, dismount after dismount line, equipment outside your box, rack the bike outside your own space etc. (Transitions will be video recorded for infringements) Location: South side of Red gates before entrance to transition. Notification: POSTED on White board to show race numbers (Athletes MUST read the board). Procedure: 15 second time penalty served on any lap of the run. Failing to serve penalty will result in a Disqualification
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- Finish Penalty box Finish
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- Finish / Post race procedures Finish / Post race procedures Photo Finish When you finish, keep moving through to the mixed-zone and recovery area For awards, dress up with race uniform or country clothes Ambush marketing rules apply Hats/visors are allowed on the podium with maximum 1 sponsor logo having a maximum height of 4 cm and a total area of 20 cm 2 Prize money will be wire transferred to athletes by ITU
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- Ambush marketing rule Ambush marketing rule Ambush marketing is defined as: Deliberately using the opportunity of live television and media photographers to acquire additional exposure for your sponsor product, apparel or brand. The consequence for this behavior is that the athlete will immediately forfeit their prize money for that event, if any. Please comply with ambush Marketing Rule.
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- Post race procedures Anti-Doping Control Photo ID is REQUIRED for every athlete SELECTED for testing. Team Medical Access Only accredited team medical personnel will be permitted to enter the medical tent, after receiving the ITU Medical Delegates permission. Each National Federation is permitted to have 1 team medical accreditation. Team doctors should register with the ITU Medical Delegate (Dr. DEON STOLTZ)..after this briefing..
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- Coaches areas Coaches accreditations will only be distributed to those coaches whos National Federations registered them through the on-line system They will have access to: Athletes Lounge and post recovery area. Swim start area (behind the pontoon) On the swim exit path (after swim) Beside Penalty box On the bike course at corner of Victoria and Queen St
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- Coaches RUN ACCESS One coach per NF is allowed to have access on the elite run course for 45 minutes from (15 10 PM ) between the elite events, in a time when course is properly set up and secured; Vests are provided to these coaches from the LOC (yellow vests); All the coaches will start at the same time from the same start point (meeting point) Coaches who require this access, must register with the TOs following the athletes briefing.
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- Weather forecast TempWeatherWind km/h Saturday17-21 C Partly cloudy Sunday 16-23 C RAIN
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- There will be no warming up on the bike or run course as the roads will be in use for other events / logistics purposes. Prize money will be wire transferred to the athletes by ITU following the event. Access to approved coaches to check run course is between 15:10 and 15 :55. Important Messages
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- Access to briefing presentation http://www.triathlon.org/about/downloads/ category/race_briefings/ NF Medical Representatives meeting Immediately after this meeting. (Here)
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- Safe Racing ! GOOD LUCK!
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